There has been concern about busy beaches this summer because of the pandemic but this image from a few years ago shows Weymouth Beach when it was actually heaving.

It was a time when we didn't worry about social distancing.

There is barely a spot of sand visible on the beach on what is believed to be a busy Weymouth Carnival day.

You can spot a fair few stalls along the Esplanade.

Eagle-eyed readers might be able to spot a double decker bus which the Round Table based themselves in. Thanks to Neil Coad who told us 'they did the announcements and descriptions of floats in the carnival as they came along.'

You can also spot a train going along in the background.

Ann Storey has fond memories of Weymouth Carnival. She says: "I remember the carnivals well as the Gateway club for Mencap always did a float for it and I helped design them in the late 70s!"

Steve Bell tells us: "The beach used to be like that everyday in the long distant past, which makes me chuckle when people say it is now heaving!"

Thanks also to Beth Sullivan for sharing this picture of her great nan on Weymouth beach in the 1950s. As you can see it's packed with deckchairs!

Dorset Echo:

Beth Sullivan's great nan on the beach in the 1950s

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