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Weymouth & Portland at Work – People and Industries Through the Years


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(Fiona Taylor)  This book is a fascinating pictorial history of the working life of the Dorset towns of Weymouth and Portland in the last hundred and more years.

Weymouth benefited from being the embarkation point for the packet services to the Chanel Islands, until the c1960s.  In the nineteenth century Robert Whitehead opened his torpedo factory in the town, but it eventually closed, also in the 1960s.

The Island of Portland had its distinctive industry, quarrying for limestone, and was home to a massive naval base.

Includes 150 illustrations.

96 pages.  soft covers.