To start your exploration of Portland please click on the cartoon of me hard at work on the left.
Welcome to my web site which contains maps, stories, history, advice and many hundreds of photographs, both modern and old, to help you explore Portland in Dorset - The Jewel in the Jurassic Coast.
My website contains around 2,000 pictures of Portland new and old along with many local stories, descriptions of unusual places to explore and much on Portland’s remarkable and unique history
The information in the website has largely been taken from Stuart Morris’s excellent books; in particular ‘Portland - An Illustrated History’ - please click here. Also Ashley Smith’s comprehensive ‘Portland History’ website which can be reached here as well as many other books and websites listed here.
You may also be interested in the archive I have created of pre-1945 Portland photographs collected from members of the public during the "Steps In Time Images Project" which was active about a decade ago. Well over three thousand pictures have been archived for posterity. These can be viewed by clicking on the picture at right.
If you want to copy and use any pictures please first check the copyright statement reached by clicking here.
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