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Teas & Talks – Local History through Postcards presented by Paul Atterbury

Monday, November 20, 2023

Postcards emerged as communication and instant history at the start of the 20th century.  A century or so later they represent moments frozen in time, and so are widely collected.  Living in the small village of Eype, Paul Atterbury became aware that over 200 postcards had been produced featuring different views of that village, and so he published a book about them, as a village history.  West Bay and Abbotsbury followed.  More were planned but somehow never happened.

Paul, who now lives in Weymouth, is a writer, lecturer, curator and broadcaster who has worked as an expert on the Antiques Roadshow for 33 years.


The talk will be held in Hope United Reformed Church at 8 Trinity Street.  Tea & biscuits will be served from 2pm and the talk will begin at 2.30pm.

Tickets will be available on the door and are £2.00 for members of the Friends and £3.00 for visitors. (Exact change would be appreciated, if possible).

  • Organizer Name: Friends of Weymouth Museum
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  • Type: Museum Talk
  • Time: November 20, 2023 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Venue:Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
  • Duration:90 minutes

The new entrance facilities were only made possible through an emergency fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We have also benefitted from the active support of The Friends of Weymouth Museum.