The Bay, Weymouth, Dorset

The Bay, Weymouth, Dorset
Photograph taken 1880 - 1900 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP10381

A view south from the Esplanade towards the pier. The large statue of King George III can be seen on the right. He made Weymouth popular as a seaside resort during his 14 summer visits here between 1789 and 1805. The statue is not admired by everyone and was described as '.... that hideous monstrosity known as the King's Statue' in a local newspaper of 1886.

Location

Dorset Weymouth

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

seaside beach statue people