King George III in and around Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset

The article once linked here is no longer available as it now forms part of a book.

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The article examines the activities of the Royal Family in the area around Upwey, which is about 4 miles north of Weymouth town centre. This started as a project during the “lockdowns” when I found myself unable to travel to do the research for my next project on Anglo-Saxon history. Instead, I found myself reading more and more books on local history. I noticed a few references to King George visiting Upwey, which whetted my appetite and I wanted to learn more. What I found out quite surprised me in that the King, and even more so his wife Queen Charlotte, visited the area on many occasions.

Looking from south-west to north east over Upwey. The part of Upwey where the church is located is out of shot to the left. In the distance ((with the clump of trees) is Bincombe Down
The Royal Standard, Upwey. King George III would have passed this location more than 90 times. Perhaps this is why this pub has this name, although I have no evidence that there was a pub here at the time of King George’s visits. It is one of my favourite pubs.

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