PEOPLE with time on their hands who would like to get involved in something of interest are being urged to consider volunteering for historical groups in Weymouth.

Weymouth Civic Society, Nothe Fort, Tudor House and the Nothe Fort Artillery are desperate for more volunteers to join them as they head into the busy summer season.

Weymouth Civic Society’s main objectives are to stimulate public interest in the local area and promote high standards of planning and architecture.

Nothe Fort is now a major tourist attraction with a museum, education programme and events. Volunteers are needed to help on reception, with the Evacuee Experience and also with general maintenance of this historic building.

Tudor House is a small but also very important historic building and houses an amazing collection of sixteenth century artefacts. Nothe Fort Artillery is a Victorian re-enactment group who fire the cannons regularly at many different venues around the county.

The group also puts on a display firing the cannons, demonstrating musket drill and performing with their marching band at Nothe Fort twice a month.

Go along to Nothe Fort on Saturday, May 31 between 2pm and 4pm or on Tuesday, June 3 between 6pm and 8pm to meet the people involved in the groups and have a chat.