At one time Weymouth and Portland could boast to having 90 plus public houses as late as 1964.

I once saw a map on the wall of the Prince of Wales, a now no longer public house in Park Street, Weymouth.

It was printed in sepia, and showed the names of all the hostelries in Dorset. There was a long list for Weymouth, and an almost as long one for Portland.

They were written in extremely small writing, in columns, utilising the part of the map covering part of Weymouth Bay.

Devenish & Groves and Elderidge Pope (Huntsman ales) between them owned the greater majority of the public houses in Weymouth and Portland.

I can remember that, over the years, a dozen or so have disappeared in the Park District (if we assume this area to be between Westham Road and Grange Road.

Starting with Westham Road, The old Prince Albert, now Finns, is the only one left. The New Bridge Inn, at the corner of Westham

Road and Commercial Road, is now an Estate Agents with flats above.

Park Street had four at one time, out of these, only two are left, The Star and the old Duke of Albany, the former Prince of Wales and the Queens Hotel are now respectively flats and an insurance office.

Next we come to King Street. At one time there were five hostelries here. Only one is still now left, the one time Sun Hotel, now the Tides Inn. The old Somerset Hotel is an eatery.

At one time, opposite the Sun, was the Half Moon Hotel, on the corner of Crescent Street.

The only other public houses were The Fountain Hotel, where Dominos Pizzas Depot now exists.

Finally, at the bottom of King Street, on the corner of Commercial Road, stood the Portland Railway Hotel. This was later to become an accommodation run by Bournemouth Churches Housing Association.

To sum up, others long gone, and not so long gone, in the Park District are The Giant Pot (formerly The Terminus), The Ranelagh Hotel, now an adult sales shop, on the corner of Queen Street.

The Star & Garter Hotel, Crescent Street, now a chemists. The Brownlow Hotel, now as so many of these old establishments, turned into apartments.

The Stag Inn, Lennox Street, also at one time a convenience store. Another Lennox Street hostelry was the Park Estate Inn (a personal favourite of mine in my youth) now a hotel.

Still existing are The Waterloo and the Park Hotel, both in Grange Road.

So many are long gone in lots of other parts of Weymouth and Portland.

Three were bombed during the Second World War - The Adelaide Hotel, Abbotsbury Road, although not seriously, and was rebuilt.

The Fox, Nicholas Street, rear of the original Dorset Evening Echo offices.

Portland lost The Lord Clive the or Clyde? in Victoria Square.

Can any of your readers elaborate on any other now long closed establishments in the Weymouth & Portland area which were at one time favourite 'Watering Holes'?

And do you have memories and photos of these pubs that are no longer with us today?

Tell us below.