The Dorset Ports and the Coming of the Railways

By Peter Perry, published August 1967


Examines the ports of Poole, Weymouth, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Portland and Swanage, all of which had by the time the first railways arrived in Dorset largely ceased to be trading internationally although Poole had kept links to Newfoundland.  Relates the ports decline following but not always parallel to the development of the railways, with Bridport and Weymouth being connected by 1863.

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Filed under: English Channel | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards

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