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Another large archive of Portland photographs taken between 1989 and 2011 can be seen by clicking here. This contains about 1,400 pictures as well as stories, history, etc.

The Free Portland News has an archive of pictures on Facebook; please click here.

A site which has many modern 360 degree interactive panoramas at sites around Portland can be reached by clicking here.

Some excellent old pictures of the railway system on Portland can be found here.

A small but excellent collection of recent Portland pictures can be found here.

A detailed but wonderfully readable website describing the geology of Portland can be found by clicking here. There are many interesting old pictures on this website.


Brian Jackson's excellent book "Isle of Portland Railways" published by the Oakwood Press in 1999 is a wonderfully readable, whilst detailed account, of the Merchants' Railway and the quarry tramways. It contains many old and fascinating photographs.

Stuart Morris's "Portland: An Illustrated History" is the one book on Portland's history that has to be read. Brilliant! It is published by The Dovecote Press.

Another of Stuart Morris's books is "Portland - A Portrait in Colour" which contains delightful photographs and stories. Published in 2002 by The Dovecote Press.

Stuart Morris appears again as author of "Portland in Old Picture Postcards" published in 1983 by European Library. GB ISBN 90 288 2647 5/ CIP

Another excellent book by Stuart Morris is "Portland Camera" published in 1990 by the Dovecote Press.

“Weymouth and Portland - Then and Now”  by Geoffrey Pritchard and Andy Hutchings compares photographs mainly from Victorian times with the same view in recent times. Published by The History Press, Stroud. ISBN 978 0 7524 8105 0

A similarly themed book by Stuart Morris is “Portland Then And Now” Dovecote Press ISBN 1 904349 48 X

“Weymouth and Portland At War” Maureen Attooll and Denise Harrison. The Dovecote Press, Wimborne. ISBN 1 874336 16 4

“The Buildings of Old Portland” by Eric Ricketts includes a detailed history of built Portland with extensive architectural notes. Self Published. Used copies are available from Amazon.

“Weymouth and Portland” Ted Gosling. A selection of interesting old pictures. Alan Sutton Publishing, Stroud. ISBN 0 7509 1140 9  

Caving is covered in the book "The Caves Of The Isle Of Portland" by Mike O’Connor and Nigel Graham, Published 1996 by the WCC, ISBN 0 9500433 4 6.

Ron Smith has written a very funny book "It Could Only Happen On Portland". First published by Artsmiths of Chiswell in 1983 it was reprinted in 2001.

"Portland Encyclopedia" by Rodney Legg was published in 1999 and contains much detail on the traditions and history of the island as well as description of the buildings.

"Big Ope - Little Dreams" by John Matthews published by Artsmiths of Portland in 1990 is a wonderful account of children growing up in Chesil under the threat of devastating flooding and poverty.

"Portland Prison Illustrated" by D. R. G. Legg published in 2000 is a very enjoyable and readable account of the building and life in the Verne.

"The Life and Times of a Portland Quarry Boy" by Boy Male is a wonderful account of one man's life in the Portland Stone Industry.

"Exported Wealth" is also by Boy Male and is a very readable account of the history of the Portland Stone industry.

"Avalanche and Forest" is a small and very interesting account of the tragic collision at sea on 11th September 1877. Other sources of information and pictures relating to Portland, Dorset.