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Bridport, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bridport and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Visitation Convent

I was a boarder at the convent, with my older brother , from September 1927 until Decomber 1929. Contrary to the report given by Alan Noon, (not of my generation) the nuns treated us well and, with reflection over the years, with understanding and kindness. Some names of nuns _Sisters Agnes, Edith and Gertrude. Reverend ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by normandowne

Temperance Hotel

The first half of the building with dormer windows (from the left of the picture) and where the Job Centre is situated today, was a Temperance Hotel. Bridport had over 60 public houses at the turn of the twentieth century and nine active Temperance societies. The Bridport 'Coffee Company', offering an alternative drink to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by Andrew Evans

Visitation Convent Boarding School, Bridport

During the 1940s, I lived in Weymouth, but from May 1942, when I was 5, until July 1947, I was a boarder at the school.  I was happy there, and still remember the names of my teachers - Sister Anne, Sister Edith and Sister Magdalene, and also the names of many of the other nuns there then. ...Read full memory