Bridport, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Boarding At The Visitation Convent

My brother and I attended the Convent as boarders from 1958 to 1961 after the death of our mother. We were pretty traumatised on our first day there but were gently looked after by the wonderful Sister Edith. I later remember serving at her funeral. The discipline could be quite harsh at times and I do ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by Emeric Molnar

Convent Of The Visitation

I was born in 1950 and attended the convent as a boarder, leaving in 1958. I travelled by train with my mother from New Street station Birmingham to Paddington station London where the convent nuns met up with us and the other schoolchildren for the journey to Bridport station. We used to have long country walks ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by Alan Yardley

School Football Team

I was enrolled was in 1969,we where only 2 Africans in the school.My best friends where Nicholas and Alan.Excursion where a very exciting time and the Mother Superior would put the fear of God in you just by looking at you.During football training i scored such a spectacular that the next day the father choose me for school ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport by kobladorkenoo