A civic society are hosting a talk on the findings from a recent archaeological excavation in Weymouth.  

The Weymouth Civic Society are welcoming Richard O’Connell of Context One  Heritage & Archaeology for a talk on the recent excavations in the car park around the former Weymouth and Portland Borough Council offices in North Quay for Dorset Council.

The site previously encompassed the historic core of Weymouth town.

Following community involvement in an archaeological evaluation on the site in 2021, Context One proposed a similar community project for excavations over a 12 week period in Autumn last year. 

More than 80 volunteers took part in the investigation that produced evidence from the early genesis of Weymouth as a town right up to the 1960s.

Richard will discuss the initial findings from the excavation and what it means for the overall understanding of how the seaside town of Weymouth may have developed over the last 800 years.

The talk will take place on Thursday, May 23 at Pilgrim House in Hope Square, Weymouth from 7pm. Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm. 

Donations welcome towards the work of the civic society.