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Frederick Place is a Georgian terrace, laid out on what used to be the gardens of Gloucester Lodge, owned by Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester. He was the younger brother of King George III, who stayed at the lodge on several occasions. The royal visits were the catalyst which transformed Weymouth into a fashionable seaside resort.
Weymouth has been a sea port for centuries. In the early 17th century, around 100 emigrants set sail from Weymouth to settle in 'the New World'. The Abigail arrived in Massachusetts on 6 September 1628, carrying the colony's new governor - John Endicott. The memorial to Endicott (and an earlier pioneer - Richard Clark) was unveiled in 1914, next to Weymouth Pavilion. In 1999, the Weymouth Civic Society raised the money to have it moved to the harbour steps, to greet passengers alighting from ferries. Today, Weymouth is a popular tourist resort, with numbers reaching up to 200,000 visitors in the summer months. The annual Weymouth Festival att
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