Portland, Fortunes Well And Chesil Beach 1890

Portland, Fortunes Well And Chesil Beach 1890

Neg. 27331

Memories of Portland

Portland So Many Memories !

I was born in 1950 and my first home was the flat beside the Regal cinema in Fortuneswell, Portland where my dad, Bob Mutch, was the projectionist. In 1953 we moved to ...Read full memory

A memory of Portland by Roger Mutch

Old Times At Portland

When old farmer used to have fields down bottom of Pound Piece he used to make hut out of hay bundles of hay. Now they have built houses on it, and when the farmer used to have ...Read full memory

A memory of Portland by Tpb Hall

Regarding The Name Of Church Ope

Regarding the name of Church Ope in this photograph: it's a common misapprehension that when Portlanders say "Ope" they're dropping their aitches - not so. Ope is a proper word mening 'opening to the sea' and occurs in Church Ope, Big Ope etc.

A memory of Portland

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Boats are on the Chesil Beach between Chiswell and Victoria Sqaure (top left), with Portland Harbour on the other side of the pebble bank (centre background), in a panorama north-westwards from Paradise (bottom left) and Paul's Mead Close (bottom right). The great shingle ridge links the Isle of Portland with the mainland of Dorset. Fortune's Well, the main street (centre right), leads to the tower of the church of St John the Baptist and gives its name to Fortuneswell village. Terraces extend down Mallams, and houses have reached Modbury Mead (centre).

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