Evidence Of Civil War !

Fascinating history of Weymouth during the Civil War, so much in here that I didn,t know about our town.

The Crabchurch Conspiracy

Evidence Of Civil War !

Many people have heard of and seen Weymouth’s famous Cannonball in the Wall in Maiden Street, Melcombe, but who has spotted this other cannon blast in the side of Pilgrim House in Hope Square ?
The house itself was rebuilt in the 18th century, but Geologist and Civil War ballistics enthusiast, Brian March, believes that the stones bearing the damage are original and from the civil war period. He further believes after studying the damage, that the missile which caused it was fired from the small fort at Bincleaves and were “a mix of hail shot and solid rounds from a standard nine pounder cannon”.

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