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NOTES ON WEYMOUTH

Weymouth has a long history going back to Roman times.

In 1347 the port supplied ships and mariners for the siege of Calais in France, and in 1588 more ships were supplied, this time for the fight against the Spanish Armada.

In June 1628 the Abigail sailed from Weymouth carrying local man John Endicott to found another new colony in North America. On 6th September that same year they landed at Naumking (Salem) and from this grew the colony of Massachusetts. John Endicott went on to become the first govener of the colony.

Artist James Thornhill was born in Weymouth in 1675. His huge painting on the interior of the dome of St Pauls Cathedral in London is classed as one of it's glories. He was knighted in 1720.

Weymouth holds the proud record of hosting the Cutty Sark Tall Ships race on three seperate occasions. In 1983, 1987 and 1994. The only port in the world to have done so.

Source: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council web site. (www.weymouth.gov.uk).

 

LINKS TO WEB SITES RELATED TO WEYMOUTH

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WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND BOROUGH COUNCIL - The official site for the town.

WEYMOUTH FC - The official site for the local football club.

WEYMOUTH ANGLING SOCIETY - Catch fish with these people.

WEYMOUTH SAILING CLUB - All about the club and events.

WEYMOUTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB - Go here for the mans game.

WEYMOUTH GOLF CLUB - Prefer a round of golf to sailing?