These beautiful postcards of Weymouth from the past show the resort looking at its most resplendent.

Two look like hand-coloured photographs.

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The one showing a serried rank of rather smart taxis dates back to the 1920s and the card of the King’s Statue is from the 1950s.

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It is postmarked 1961 and the vehicle circling the statue is thought to be a former Army ambulance.

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The view of Weymouth Esplanade is from the 1960s and the iconic shot of the harbourside train – complete with an L-reg Ford Cortina – dates from the 1970s.

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They were shared with us by reader Martin Huse.

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Kevin Grimshaw

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Dorset Echo: Taken from a watercolour by AR QuintonTaken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Taken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Dorset Echo: Taken from a watercolour by AR QuintonTaken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Taken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Dorset Echo: Taken from a watercolour by AR QuintonTaken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Taken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Dorset Echo: Taken from a watercolour by AR QuintonTaken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Taken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Dorset Echo: Taken from a watercolour by AR QuintonTaken from a watercolour by AR Quinton
Taken from a watercolour by AR Quinton

Monique Davies

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Dorset Echo: My Dad Denis Mears is stood in front of ride with my sister Trishia and brother Bob on the bikes, whilst my mum Irene is knelt behind me dad with her friendMy Dad Denis Mears is stood in front of ride with my sister Trishia and brother Bob on the bikes, whilst my mum Irene is knelt behind me dad with her friend
My Dad Denis Mears is stood in front of ride with my sister Trishia and brother Bob on the bikes, whilst my mum Irene is knelt behind me dad with her friend