New Years Eve in Weymouth Victorian Style.

Weymouth is a fun place to be on New Years Eve, it’s reknown as the party town of the South West, everyone, but everyone who’s out is adorned in fancy dress. I recall one New Years Eve when a police car roared up through town with the theme tune from a Mr Whippy’s ice cream…

1863; Royal Wedding celebrations at Osmington village.

On the 10th March 1863, Prince Albert Edward, otherwise know as Bertie married the pretty young Danish Princess Alexandra. Bertie was the eldest son of Victoria and Albert and up till then had a certain reputation for enjoying the highlife and scandalous dalliances, much to his parents disgrace. The couple were married in St George’s…

1864; Sutton Poyntz and wedding celebrations.

The surrounding areas to Weymouth were and still are prime farm land, and as such they had been worked throughout the centuries. In the Victorian era, and of course before even then, rural life was very much divided into 2 groups. You had those who had the lot… land, money and prestige…and then those who…