25Feb 2017

1,500 runners are expected to take part in this year’s Weymouth Half Marathon, on 12th March, in support of Weldmar Hospicecare. The 13.1 mile route is a single lap, starting at the Monument on the Esplanade and finishing in front of the Pavilion Theatre (passing by many of our member guesthouses!) The runners are split […]

10Nov 2016

Once again, thousands of folk gathered along Weymouth Esplanade to watch the annual Bonfire Night fireworks display in the Bay. We managed to take a few snaps –

17Oct 2016

After a rainy practice day and early downpours on Race Day, the weather cleared up beautifully to glittering sunshine and a modest breeze for the Event. Over 300 competitors took part with races organised in brisk fashion, to keep the fun rolling non-stop. The Expert Overall Winner was 731 Jake Shipton, Senior’s Winner was 66 […]

12Sep 2016

The Events and Planning On Sunday 11th September, Weymouth hosted the UK’s biggest ever Iron Man Triathlon event, with over 2700 athletes taking part. Two main events, the “70.3” and the Iron Man itself wee combined into one mighty day of endeavour and athletic prowess. The swimming stage started at Bowleaze at 7 a.m., when […]

06Sep 2016

Grey skies and a little “liquid sunshine” failed to deter thousands of visitors who came to see the Tall Ships, historic vessels and all the events of this year’s Weymouth Waterfest. Custom House Quay was closed for 2 days to allow dozens of stalls, including seafood and maritime history, Sailing Club and Gig-rowing, several fudge […]

18Aug 2016

Starting with a torchlight procession along the beach the night before, this year’s Carnival took off with a Battle of Britain and the Red Arrows aerial display team, battling against lowering cloud and haze to put on a dazzling show, as always. Among other events and features were :  Crowning of Claudia Moore as Carnival […]

25May 2016

The TS Royalist is a sail training ship built in 2014 as a replacement for a previous ship of the same name. She entered service with The Marine Society and Sea Cadets in 2015. Construction Royalist is 34 metres (111 ft 7 in) long, with a beam of 7.36 metres (24 ft 2 in). Her draught is 3.25 metres […]

24Apr 2016

This event was held to raise money for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. About 50 very fine and well-loved classic cars were displayed for much of Sunday in front of hundreds of admiring fans and lovers of historic motors. Some photos are collected below – please excuse the editor for any mistakes in identifying particular vehicles. […]

21Apr 2016

WHGLA is delighted to be able to wish Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II many happy returns on the occasion of her 90th birthday. We hope you enjoy your day and you will come back to see us all again, here in Weymouth. With the very best wishes from all of us.