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Old Weymouth
Victorian Weymouth was a thriving, rapidly expanding seaside resort with an excellent reputation. This is a wonderful panoramic view from the ground above the harbour entrance.
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Some 1870 views; despite photography, drawing/etching remained a popular way to depict views of places. On the right, the view looking east along the seafront, including the Burdon Hotel; try finding this view today!
Below, the view from closer to the harbour entrance than the panorama, really of Melcombe Regis from Weymouth.
Below, right the logo of a thriving Town Council at the time.
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The Portland Breakwater was an important Victorian engineering project for both Portland harbour and the town of Weymouth.
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