Memories of Bridport
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
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 beer for working people was situated where WH Smith is today. The Temperance Hotel (and dining rooms below) offered an alcohol free environment for tee totallers and 'temperate drinkers', those who drank but in moderation. The temperance movement, largely organised and supported by local churches, was not always popular. There were riots against the Salvation Army and the citadel (where the Lyric theatre is in Barrack Street today) was attacked and the Captain assaulted.
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
hi i went to colfox school i was in class i-t ,i was at burton bradstock school for abit, parents move to yeovil in 1970