Delve into Weymouth’s history

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We Are Weymouth, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) is excited to announce the installation of six more custom designed ceramic paving slabs located at key historical landmarks throughout the town.  The paving slabs were designed by Ned Heywood of Heritage Ceramics based on artwork supplied by Weymouth Museum’s local history centre which also provided the text.  As part of the Heritage Trail, these paving slabs offer facts about the historical landmarks and help to showcase Weymouth’s rich and varied history.  

The Heritage Trail is a walk through time around Weymouth including everything from the famous cannonball in Maiden Street to the plaque commemorating the entry of the Black Death to the UK in 1348.  The 6 new paving slabs are:  

  1. Town Pump & Old Rooms – outside the Old Rooms 
  2. The Town Bridge – near the Rendezvous
  3. The Maiden Street Cannonball – opposite the cannonball
  4. D-Day Embarkation – by the Ferry Steps on Custom House Quay 
  5. The Esplanade – on the promenade near Alexandra Gardens 
  6. The Royal Dipping – on the promenade near the King’s Statue 

Dawn Rondeau, Chief Operations Officer at We Are Weymouth (BID) comments: “We Are Weymouth is proud to celebrate the installation of a further six heritage slabs as part of the beach and harbour trail. The trail educates locals and visitors about our rich heritage and historical buildings; a draw for everyone in the area. We are proud to have installed the next phase of slabs as part of an initiative focused on improving Weymouth, with phase three scheduled for 2023. We are thrilled to install these heritage slabs providing a long-term legacy for the town; celebrating some of the town’s historical past.”  

Use the Beach and Harbour History Trail map to explore Weymouth’s rich history. After a day discovering all Weymouth’s historical secrets, why not stop for dinner in one of Weymouth’s award-winning restaurants or head to one of many live music menus.  Don’t forget a cocktail or glass of wine on the seafront admiring the Bay.

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