Bridlington Through Time

Bridlington Through Time

Brighouse Through Time

Brighouse Through Time

Bridport & Around Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th August 2014

Book FormatPaperback





This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Bridport and the surrounding area has changed and developed over the last century.
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Bridport is a thriving market town in western Dorset. It lies a short distance inland of a spectacular section of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and is surrounded by some equally attractive hilly countryside. Although the town originated in Saxon times, it expanded a great deal in the Middle Ages, partly due to the success of the local rope industry. Many of its products were used in the local fishing and shipbuilding industries, which were concentrated around Bridport Harbour.

At one time, Bridport Harbour was the second largest producer of ships in the country. In an early example of marketing, when the railway reached here in the 1880s, its name was changed to West Bay in the hope that this would sound more attractive to tourists. Comprising a magnificent range of images old and new, this book explores the historical development of this fascinating town and its attractive surrounding area.

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