Watch amazing black and white and colour footage of Weymouth, Dorchester and Portland.

British Pathe News has released their entire catalogue of footage on to You Tube.

History enthusiasts can now browse thousands of hours of footage from the last century.

Here are just some of the videos available.


The King with his Fleet - Weymouth Bay (1938)

King George VI (Prince Albert, Duke of York), the Duke of Kent (Prince George) and Lord Louis Mountbatten visit Weymouth and the flagship HMS Nelson.

Oxford and Cambridge Yachting Race at Weymouth (1920-1929)

Racing in Weymouth harbour.

Princess Beatrice at Weymouth (1920-1930)

Princess Beatrice, King George V and Queen Mary visit the area and go to a tree-planting.

French warship at Weymouth (1914-18)

Large World War One warships anchored in Weymouth Bay, Dorset - possibly associated with Fleet Review at Spithead July 1914.

Australians leaving Weymouth (1914-18)

Australian troops parading and leaving their camp in Weymouth.


Up Portland Bill and Back: The Atlantic Fleet's marathon won by H.M.S. Revenge. (1927)

Portland Stone (1955)

The Fleet leaving Portland (1946)

Warships of the Royal Navy Home Fleet setting sail from Portland Harbour for exercises.

Portland - NATO Naval Force (1968)



Royal Visit To The Duchy Of Cornwall (1952)

Queen Elizabeth II visits Dorchester and arrives by train at Dorchester West.

Lord Mayor Of London's Visit To Dorchester (1936)