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History

The two towns were founded in 13th century-
Weymouth in 1252 and 27 years later Haapsalu 1279.

With castles built- they grew as ports. The towns have evolved with the sea and integral for the life in the town- based upon fishing, ship building and trading.

Both towns were heavily effected in the Second World War. As the war seemed imminent most of the Swedish population in Haapsalu fled the town. At the end of the war Haapsalu became a part of the Soviet Union, until its break up in 1991.

In 2012 Weymouth will host the sailing and water events for the London Olympics.

For residents and historians in the two towns to provide and exchange their own information please feel free to send to: historyajalugu@weymouthaapsalu.com

To contact historians and societies in either towns:

Haapsalu:

Läänamaa Muuseum

Kooli 5
Haapsalu
90502

Tel- +372 52 76 244

 

Ranna Rootsi Muuseum (Aibolands Museum)

Sadama 31/32
90502
Haapsalu
Eesti

Tel/Fax- +372 47-37165
email Toomas Sula: toomas@aiboland.ee

 

Haapsalu Raamatukogu (Library)

Posti 3
90502
Haapsalu
Eesti

Tel- +372 472 4490

 

 

Weymouth:

Park History Club

Tel- 01305 779794

Nothe Fort

 

Tel- 01305 766626

 

Weymouth Library:

Great George Street
Weymouth
DT4 8NN

Tel- +00 44 (0)1305 762410
email: weymouthlibrary@dorestcc.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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