West Lulworth, Dorset
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Silver Jubilee Parade 1935

I remember well the parade through the village on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee. My mother and several other mothers dressed six of us young boys as toy soldiers and we had to march in the parade.  However, the best thing in the parade that I can remember was a model of the Queen Mary.  It was ...Read full memory

The Castle Inn

My aunt Dorothy Whitlock was a collector of seashells and black sand. When you enter the Castle Inn you may notice on your left hand side the mural created by her of shells and black sand. I myself now collect shells mainly from Sanibel Island in Florida and use them with a combination of calligraphy to create pictures.

West Lulworth Church

I was a member of the choir. In the 1930's and throughout the war years the church would be packed for the morning service every Sunday. As a child I used to look forward to the Magic Lantern shows put on by the vicar Mr Sharpe.  These occurred after Evensong.  The Catholics of the village came in after ...Read full memory