Our supporters, the Friends of Weymouth Museum, organise an autumn and spring programme of interesting talks by local historians.
The talks are held at St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, DT4 9PJ. Doors open at 2pm when tea and biscuits are available, and the talk begins at 2.30pm. There is a small cost of £2 per person.
If you have any questions about these events, please call 01305 768442.
The spring 2017 programme begins on Monday 13 February:
Monday 13 February
Portland Curiosities. Geoff Kirby.
Local Historian Geoff’s treatise on the curiosities of Portland will no doubt include finally getting to grip with the ‘Bunny’ question.
Monday 20 February
History of Weymouth Harbour Tramway. Brian Jackson – Author and Historian.
Our very own Dorset railway/tram/bus historian is back with another of his amusing and knowledgeable talks
Monday 6 March
Water Lore- History explored through myth and magic in Dorset and beyond. John Willows – Museum Curator, Water Supply Museum, Sutton Poyntz.
Something a little different from John’s earlier talks, this time exploring the myths and magic of water!
Monday 13 March
Domestic life in the Druce Farm Roman Villa, Dorchester.Lilian Ladle, MBE – Archaeologist.
Lilian, who led the Wareham Beaker People dig, now leads the Druce Farm Project where a spectacular Roman Villa is being uncovered in ‘The Roman Field’.
Monday 20 March
Sir Samuel Mico and the Mico Charity. Carl Whitehouse – Historian and Researcher.
An exploration of Sir Samuel Mico’s relationship with Thomas Fowell Buxton and his Weymouth connection
Monday 3 April
Weymouth in the time of Jane Austen. Rachel Knowles – Author and Historian.
A special costume performance by Rachel who has made a study of Georgian life and attends the annual Jane Austen celebrations at Lyme Regis and Bath