Take a trip back down memory lane

Dorset Echo: Take a trip back down memory lane Take a trip back down memory lane

A TRIP down memory lane to Upwey and Broadwey villages in Weymouth will be on display on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9.

The exhibition, at the Memorial Hall in Victoria Avenue, Upwey, shows how the villages have changed over the years and recall events and celebrations over the past 100 years. Until about 40 years ago the villages were almost self-sufficient, with bakers, grocery stores, and separate schools.

The exhibition uses photos and information provided by residents past and present to show how village life used to be.

Organiser Sue Virgin said: “There’s been a terrific response to a request for information and as much as possible has been used. Upwey and St Nicholas and Broadwey School photos from 1900 until they closed in 1976 and 1972 respectively, are displayed with extracts from the headmasters’ log books to remind past pupils of some of the events in school life.”

Also in the exhibition are the ‘Life and Times of Broadwey Secondary Modern School’ as recorded by Mr Flay’s Publishing Club from 1949 (when the school opened) until 1975 and photos of sports teams and aerial photos 1947, 1972 and 1997.

The exhibition is from 10am to 4pm on both days. Admission is free and refreshments are available. Call 01305 267759 or email sue.virgin@gmail.com

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