The way we were… in a new book

The following appeared in the Dorset Echo on Tuesday April 28, 2009 regarding a new book it has just published containing some of the most striking images of Weymouth and Portland from a bygone age

The face and fabric of our towns and villages have changed immeasurably over the years.

Many buildings have disappeared while countless others have appeared on what was once sprawling green fields.

The methods of transport can look almost comical given today’s high-tech society.

The Echo has gathered together some of the most striking images of Weymouth and Portland from a bygone age in a new publication. The pictorial step back in time looks at the town centre, harbour and seafront from the early part of the 20th century. We look at Portland when it still had windmills and convicts in the island’s prisons wore uniforms with arrows.

And there are pictures of the outlying villages and landmarks some of which have disappeared and some which are still instantly recognisable.

The Echo is indebted to Stuart Morris, Andy Hutchings, Terence Gale and Rodney Legg for allowing us to use pictures from their impressive and extensive photographic collections for this publication.

* Bygone Days is on sale for £4.


1 Comment

  1. anuradha said,

    October 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Yes, it is true that with the time the look of towns and villages is changing everywhere. We all have gone towards the technical things but as it says that the methods in the earlier times were funny I do not feel so. They were easy to use and as per what all equipments they had. On the other hand they were eco friendly too. But for sure the pictures have changed a lot.

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