Bridport, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Happy Island

I remember playing at Happy Island with my brothers and sister, and friends, having a picnic, and watching the trains pulling out of the station. Happy days. Now I have eight grandchildren and I want them to see life as I grew up in Bridport.

A memory of Bridport by Sarah Taylor

Visitation Convent 1967 To 1969 William Lubega

I joined the convent in 1967 and was the only black later joined by Leslie Philips from the Carribean. I am from Uganda and my dad was studying architecture at the AA. First day at school was horrific. I was punched and called names like any newcomer. By the second term I settled in my best ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by wkayondo

Convent Of The Visitation Bridport Dorset

CHAPTER TWO School Years - Convent of the Visitation 1939-1945 One’s school years leave an indelible impression on one for good or bad. My views over these years in this regard, have modified considerably. The older you get, the more you tend to look at your youth with rose tinted glasses. So in ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by Howard Johnson