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ISBN: 9781871164619
The Second Bumper Book of Weymouth
The Second Bumper Book of Weymouth
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The Second Bumper Book ofWeymouth is a further compilation on all aspects of Weymouth’s history and follows on the success of Maureen Attwooll’s first Bumper Book of Weymouth. Comprising more than 1000 entries, the topics are presented in an A-Z format. Find in here another host of fascinating facts aboutWeymouth past and present. Discover more about the town’s personalities, buildings, industries, celebrations, disasters and transport by land and sea. Update your knowledge of recent events in Weymouth’s ever-changing scene.

Step also into Wyke Regis, Radipole, Nottington, Broadwey, Upwey, Preston and Sutton Poyntz, the villages that were brought within the town’s boundary in 1933. Stray outside the boundary occasionally to explore places nearby which also feature inWeymouth’s colourful history. Who was the Weymouth-born air ace accused of spying for the enemy in the Second World War? Where was Tumbledown Farm? What now stands on the site of St Charles RC Church at Wyke Regis? Where were the Borough’s old boundary stones located? Which was the first house in the town to be destroyed by bombs in 1940? What is Weymouth’s link to the disastrous explosion aboard HMS Mars off Queenstown in 1902? Find the answers and much, much more in Maureen Attwooll’s fascinating new compendium, chock-full with more than 150 illustrations.

Maureen Attwooll is co-author of several books on Weymouth’s history including Weymouth:An Illustrated History, Seaside Weymouth and Weymouth and Portland at War: Countdown to D-Day, and more recently the popular books Weymouth – The Golden Years, Weymouth – More Golden Years, Weymouth Century, Weymouth Revisited and The Bumper Book of Weymouth. She has also written Shipwrecks in the Discover Dorset series, as well as contributing articles on various aspects of local history to a number of magazines.

Imprint: Dorset Books. ISBN 978 1 871164 61 9, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published October 2009.

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