What Were Your Weymouth Ancestors Up To December of 1888?

Christmas is nearly upon us, its that time of year when we think about absent family and friends and especially those no longer here to celebrate with us. Our long departed ancestors knew how to celebrate Christmas too, albeit sometimes in a very different way, though their life often mirrored ours of today, with the same…

Old Weymouth’s High Street; everyday life in the 1850’s.

I just relish rummaging through ancient newspapers, digging into dusty old books and researching random records, catching snapshots of the lives of Weymouth’s past residents. One district of Weymouth that is undergoing major redevelopment at the moment is along the quayside of the inner harbour. In the past, this North Quay and back harbour  was the place…