Weymouth Squash & Social Club
Squash- personally never played it... rubbish game. I am assured that this goes on here though. I am however in a position to give advise on the social bit of this club, as we often head here for a lunch time pint with it being the closest place to work.
It is a great place for a quiet pint, espescially during the day as it is usually empty. That often includes the bar staff as well who are notorious for dissapearing. There is a comfortable seating area with big screen tv. As for the squash, there are lots of certificates, etc on the walls, so I think it's quite a professional place. :)
"Kings & Queens"
I love English sea-side resorts and I love Weymouth. As a result of the patronage of the King George III (1738 - 1820), the town of Weymouth was transformed for ever into a fashionista seaside resort. The town's Georgian esplanade overlooks the seaside and the 4 tier terraces have been converted into shops, hotels and guest houses.
Weymouth beach must rank as one of the quintessential English family beaches along the South West Coast of England. Relax in a hired deckchair & listen to the waves, soak up the sun on a beach towel or hire a pedalo, later, try your hand at a game of volleyball, jump on a trampoline, ride on a donkey, eat fish and chips, fresh sea-food or ice cream, or take the children to watch the Punch & Judy and visit the fairground - there's something for everyone.
If you dont want to sit on the beach, there's also plenty to see beneath the waves. Try scuba diving, with the abundant marine life and number of wrecks easily accessible. Or stay on dry land and visit the Sea Life Park packed with living fish.
Not to be missed are Mark Anderson's sand Sculptures right on the beach. Mark learned the art of sand sculpture from his grandfather Fred Darrington, who was once deemed the best in the world.
One memorable sculpture was created of Buckingham Palace when Queen Elizabeth 11 visited. The day I visited he had created the Mad Hatters Tea Party in sand, with all the characters ... Alice, the Dormouse, the Mad Hatter, the Queen, The White Rabbit etc.
The carving of a chalk figure of a horse and rider in the hillside above Weymouth bay, is said to depict that of King George III. Some say that originally the chalk figure on the hill was just a horse, but the courtiers of the time were ordered to add the figure of the rider, which thereafter represented the King. Although the way the rider is facing is a bone of contention amongst the locals.