It's a rather unusual topic, but we're looking back at a long-gone car park of Weymouth town centre.

These two pictures are from April 1984 and were taken on the last day of the St Nicholas Street car park opening in Weymouth.

The picture above shows the popular pub the Butcher's Arms circled in the corner of the car park.

This car park was where the bowling alley is now and the DIY store Texas prior to that. There was a printers opposite owned by the father of Caroline Stevenson, she tells us.

This car park was always busy, Garry Smith informs us.

He writes: "I drove round it many times. Similar to Governors Lane it was always full. My gran used to send her fur coat (not frowned on in those days) to somewhere near there for cold storage in the summer."

Dorset Echo: Nichols Street Car Park on its last day of opening in April 1984Nichols Street Car Park on its last day of opening in April 1984

Malc Ellery remembers the car park being close to the old Dorset Echo offices: "This was behind the old Echo office. I always used it. Coming in from Portland, over the town bridge, turn left and right. "The Echo loading bay was opposite the car park entrance."

Much-missed pub the Butcher's Arms was in West Street.

This pub was, Louis Kelly informs us 'very popular, a small pub but a well loved piece of Weymouth furniture.'

We were thrilled when Joanne Mullen got in touch.

She wrote: "My dad Dave Barber was the last landlord of the pub, it had 10 skittles teams, darts teams both men's and ladies, pool teams, a football team (my dad was chairman of pub league football) the occasional cricket team with games at the Mason Arms."

Joanne also informs us that there was a row of terrace houses in front of the pub. She thinks they were demolished around 1983 as they are not in this photograph.