Welcome to my web site which contains maps, stories, history, advice and about nine hundred photographs to help you explore Portland, Dorset - The Jewel of the Jurassic Coast.

Pictures and stories are being added most months and the total number of pictures on this website is now over 1,100. See the 'Hot News' page for recent additions - please click here.

Nearly all pictures are now displayed as 'thumbnails' giving access to full-screen, high resolution versions.

The car sticker at right was very popular in 2011 and somehow encapsulates many aspects of Portland!

To explore Portland in Dorset please click on the 'GO' buttons below.

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The "Steps In Time - Images Project"

Treasured pictures are collected from individuals, scanned and archived and then returned to their owners.

Over five thousand pictures have so far been archived for posterity. A selection of these pictures are being displayed on a website. Please click on the picture at right to enter this archive. 

"Portland - Then and Now"

Stuart Morris's new book is a wonderful collection of old and new photographs of Portland showing over a century of change - compare the picture at right with the one above.

Stuart's book is available from bookshops and online at - see


Samantha Holloway runs a soft tissue treatments and injury clinic based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland, Dorset DT5 1SA. I and several of my friends have used her skills for the treatment of sporting and general injuries, aches and pains. We have been delighted by her treatments. She can be contacted by using the telephone numbers shown above.

In 2007 I transferred all my domains and websites to 1&1. I've been delighted with their service, simplicity of use and reliability - and they worked out nearly GBP90 cheaper per year than my previous provider.

Please click on the message at right for more information.

A Guide to the Dorset and Devon World Heritage Coastline

Explore the world famous Dorset and East Devon Jurassic Coast. This site is the largest online resource dedicated to the Jurassic Coast containing maps, hundreds of video clips and thousands of pictures. With information on tourism, geology, fossils, wildlife, leisure activities and history, there is so much to see and do. Click on the logo at right to start exploring this 95 mile long stretch of remarkable coastline which has become England's first natural World Heritage Site - The Jurassic Coast.

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Mark Birkill is a superb maker and repairer of stained glass windows, doors, plaques and gifts.

He is based in South Dorset.

Please click on the picture at right to visit his website.

Please click on the cartoon at left to visit all my other websites.