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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.


Please click on the cartoon above to  navigate the website.

My website is gradually being updated and expanded. New pictures and Weird1stories are being added  each month with over 1,500 pictures already available to view. Please look at the ‘What’s New’ page to see what I have recently added. This can be reached  here.

The information in the website has largely been taken from Stuart Morris’s many 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 as listed here.

To start your exploration of Portland please click on the cartoon of me hard at work on the left.

Some pages have yet to be upgraded into a new user-friendlier style and SITIP Titlethis is a slow process.

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Well over three thousand pictures have been archived for posterity.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.

No advertising or sponsorship has been accepted to fund this website. It is purely a hobby project created for your interest and pleasure entirely at my own expense.


Book Covers LoResIn 2014 at the age of 75 I started a new hobby - writing books. These are available as paperbacks and ebooks from Amazon. 

Please click here for details.

All have been very well received; so far gathering a total of eight reviews; seven being ‘five star’ reviews and one a ‘four star’ review.

I also have many other websites covering a wide range of interesting topics. These can be visited by clicking here.



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