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

The Convent Of The Visitation

I was a boarder there for about a year aged about nine or ten in about 1957. It was the unhappiest period of my life before or since. I don’t recall a moment of kindness, sympathy, or humanity from any of the nuns. As a lonely rejected child I received nothing from them but harshness, punishments, and cruelty. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bridport