Our supporters, the Friends of Weymouth Museum, organise an autumn and spring programme of interesting talks by local historians.
The talks are held at Hope United Reform Church, 8 Trinity Street, Weymouth, DT4 8TW.
This new venue is due to closure of St Nicholas Church.
Doors open at 2pm when tea and biscuits are available, and the talk begins at 2.30pm. There is a small cost of £2.50 per person (£2 for Friends of Weymouth Museum).
If you have any questions about these events, please call 01305 768442 after 6pm.
The Spring 2018 programme begins on Monday 12th February:
Monday February 12th
The story of the Portland Spies. ‘A truly exciting piece of Cold War history that took place at a worrying time after the end of the 2nd World War (a never ending story)’
ROD HARRIS, MBE.
Local Historian whose special subjects included many mysterious and notorious stories surrounding our past.
Monday February 19th
Dorset People and Places: ‘A trip round the county looking at some of its lesser known characters & stories’
Dorset Historian & Dorchester Blue Badge guide
Monday March 5th
Rebirth, the final phase of the Swanage Railway: Experience the ups & downs of the historic railway which reconnected Wareham to Swanage in 2017. (In 1972 the line was ripped up in just 7 weeks)
Weymouth’s very own railway historian, author and raconteur
Monday March 12th
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum: Anne Brown will take us on a fascinating journey of how this building has been restored and its historic significance to Dorchester and Dorset.
Shire Hall Courthouse Learning Manager and Museum Educationalist
Monday March 19th
WEYMOUTH’S HERITAGE: Come on a memorable journey around Weymouth to discover our heritage
Local historian and author
Monday March 26th
A Day in the life of a Georgian Family: Come and find out what went on behind our Georgian front doors. A fascinating glimpse into our domestic past.
GORDON LE PARD
Historian, author, maritime archaeologist