Weymouth-Dorset.co.uk Local History


Weymouth websites

Weymouth Civic Society - the organisation that preserves our heritage, particularly the Nothe Fort and the Tudor House. Here you will find information on both and much more besides.

Weymouth Pictures - a wealth of local views all around Weymouth and beyond

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council - For details of local events and other local information, what's on at the Pavilion, Tourist Information & Accommodation

Weymouth Weather - This site is totally dedicated to the weather in Weymouth. Very detailed information and including a local webcam. Here visitors to the site can upload a picture of the day on the front page.

Weymouth Carnival - the site for information about the annual carnival - the highlight of the summer season

Weymouth Town Charities - information about Sir Samuel Mico, owner of the George Inn on the Quay until he died and bequeathed it to the Corporation of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in 1665.

Weymouth & Portland in Old Postcards - a nostalgic look at the Weymouth area as it once was.

Weymouth - World Heritage Coast - if you're visiting Weymouth this site is useful for information on places to go and accommodation.

Weymouth Canoe Lifeguards are a charity based on Weymouth beach and provide lifeguard and/or first aid cover during the summer months ( Easter - September) and at organised events

Boscawen Lifesaving & Rescue Club provide a lifeguard/first aid/recovery service in Portland Harbour, near Ferrybridge and upon request at organised events.

Pike and Shot Tour and Event Company (PASTE) - Event management, historical interpretation and consultancy for live historical productions, film, TV, schools, museums and the heritage industry.



Dorset Village & History websites


Affpuddle, Briantspuddle & Turnerspuddle


Bere Regis Village History

Burton Bradstock


Cerne Abbas




Child Okeford



Isle of Purbeck - covers all the villages in Purbeck

Langton Matravers

Litton Cheney

Maiden Newton & Frome Vauchurch


Milborne St. Andrew

Okeford Fitzpaine






Sturminster Newton

Sydling St. Nicholas

Worth Matravers


Dorset History websites

Dorset Coast Digital Archive - site packed with useful information about the coastal parishes of Dorset. Particularly useful to Family Historians are the Tithe Maps and Apportionments which have been transcribed and are available online.

Dorset Churches - Michael Day

Dorsetshire History

The Domesday Book Online - Dorset - at the time of putting this link on there is nothing for Dorset, but there should be soon.


Dorset Family History and Genealogy websites

Dorset History Centre - The former Dorset County Records Office and Dorset Local Studies Collection, combined.

Dorset Online Parish Clerks - a project to get all extant parish registers and other useful genealogical material transcribed and available either online or via email for free. Many parishes are already very well covered thanks to the dedication of the volunteers transcribing and offering their services.

Rootsweb - Dorset - lots of useful genealogical links for Dorset and nationally

Genuki (UK & Ireland Genealogy) - Dorset

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society - further information about this society is in the Family History section of Weymouth-Dorset.co.uk and includes a complete list of the Society's publications.

Dorset Family History Society

Genealogy and Dorset - lots of interesting information for Dorset and of some areas in particular.


Dorset Heritage websites

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

South West Coast Path


Dorset Pictures, Photographs, Images

Weymouth Pictures - a wonderful collection of digital photographs of the Weymouth area, places you didn't know existed, and other Dorset pictures. Highly recommended.

Images of Dorset - collection of pictures of Dorset

England - Explore beautiful England with pictures, history, attractions, hotels and accommodation and much more at Pictures of England.com


Other Dorset Links

Dorset Life - The Dorset Magazine - lots of interesting articles in the archives

Dorset County Council

Dorset Echo - local newspaper

Wessex FM - local radio station

Dorset Only - Search Engine that contains Dorset only websites

Dorset Pages - Dorset Directory


Other Links - Countrywide but include Dorset

Old Maps - many free to download. At the time of writing the maps for Weymouth and its environs are not available.

Pub History Society - includes Dorset pubs



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