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Enjoy views of Weymouth Bay from beach deckchairs
BEACH-goers can enjoy the outstanding views of Weymouth Bay from one of 500 striking deckchairs.
The brightly coloured chairs are available for hire after the community united to design them.
Residents took part in workshops at Weymouth College last year to design an image that represents the borough.
The designs vary from images of architecture in the resort, the Jubilee Clock, the Red Arrows, beach donkeys and sea creatures.
Also putting in an appearance are interpretations of Mr Punch and beachgoers on Weymouth’s golden sands.
Alan Rogers, borough 2012 team cultural coordinator, said: “These 500 deckchairs have been designed for our community by the community with the help of some artists.”
Visitors can make the most of the decorative seating, which was developed especially for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing events.
Three local artists – Heather Parnell, David Mackie and Becky Adams – worked with local community groups, schools and also held three special family workshops at Weymouth College.
Thousands of designs were created in the workshops before the artists selected 150 to print in three different colours based on the Jurassic coast, seaside activities and the architecture of the town’s Georgian seafront.
A further 50 ‘special’ deckchairs brings the number up to 500.
The unique chairs are available to sit on along Weymouth Esplanade from 10am to 5pm.
Each deckchair costs £2 a day to hire with local pensioners able to use them for free.