Watch this video by Stuart Morris on the threat to Portland’s historic landscape a World Heritage site. Included is a brief history of Stone Quarrying on the island and its effect on the environment.
In his introduction to the video Stuart wrote
Some of the world’s finest buildings are built of the famous Portland Stone. This has given employment and pride to the Island of Portland over many centuries. But one devastating decision by the British government nearly 60 years ago now threatens what little remains of the Island’s precious environment and historic landscape. The Royal Manor of Portland is a small peninsula projecting into the English Channel. It has a fantastically rich history. It is home to 13000 people very few now involved in quarrying. Portland is at the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site; Britain’s Jurassic Coast. Please support the campaign to stop this new destruction. See my other videos – variety of subjects. Please email to as many as possible.