Here's a picture of a very unusual twin-spired church which dominated a town skyline for 118 years.

We're very lucky to have a few photos of this building.

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Unfortunately this church was built without proper foundations and it was declared structurally unsafe in 1971.

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If you can see from that these pictures were taken in Gloucester Street, Weymouth, then well done! You do know the area well. They show the much-missed Gloucester Street United Reformed Church.

Here's an older black and white image of the church from the Andy Hutchings collection.

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The congregation moved to Hope Street and demolition began in January 1980. The impressive building was replaced by 20 flats for old people, the architectural merit of which is open to some debate.

Here, you can see Gloucester Street and how it looks now with the flats.

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The history of the the twin-spired church is fascinating. Fishermen out in Weymouth Bay would use its spires as a marker or a point of navigation.

The Gloucester Street United Reformed Church opened in 1864, replacing the church in West Street. The apartments of George Thorne House which now stand on the site were named after one of the town's early non-conformist ministers.

The photographer Guy Woolit took the colour pictures of the church in 1979 just before it was pulled down.

To share more of these memories and photos of Weymouth and Portland, visit our Facebook nostalgia group We Grew Up in Weymouth and Portland. You can find it here.