West Bay, Bridport, Dorset
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West Bay, Bridport, Dorset - Photographs

West Bay, Bridport

Tuesday, 21st May 2024, 6:44pm

West Dorset, UK

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The first batch of photographs were supplied to us, courtesy of Arthur Watson (owner of West Bay's
Riverside Restaurant) and digitally mastered from the original glass plates by Martin Clunes.
Photographs are assumed to date between 1880 and 1900 and were probably taken by
Walter Stephens, an amateur photographer who lived at Pier Terrace around that time.

Pier Terrace during Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 Pier Terrace during Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 Pier Terrace and Bridport Arms Pavilion on the Mound (nearing completion) St Andrews Mission Church by The Green
Cottages on East Beach with original thatched roofs Methodist Chapel on East Beach Fair or Jubilee Celebrations by Clarence House Hand operated sluice gates to purge harbour channel of silt Harbour at low tide
Stephens Family - 1897
Click here for History of the Stephens family

The second batch of photographs were supplied to us, courtesy of Des Vlietstra.
His grandfather, Wilfred Simeon Burt is believed to have taken them, circa 1909

Paddle Steamer Victoria - 1909 River Brit - 1909 Neils Marstel - 1909 Leaving Harbour - 1909 Neils Marstel in Harbour - 1909 Is This West Bay - 1909

The final batch of photographs were supplied to us, courtesy of Bridport Museum
plus other sources and date between 1867 and early 1970's

Pavilion undergoing repairs...1927 Pavilion on the Mound Pavilion entrance Pavilion during a storm Pavilion...1900's
Harbour...1910's Bridport Arms...1940's Esplanade...1920's Esplanade from Battery Point...1900's Rock pools along West Beach
Esplanade...1920's Esplanade...1930's Esplanade...1950's Esplanade...1922
Esplanade...1923 West Bay...1920's 1960's Harbour Harbour...1960's
Late 1960's Harbour Early 1970's Harbour Inside St Andrews Mission Church
Gravel extraction from East Beach Riverside Cafe and Post Office...1940's Railway into West Bay...1920's Bungalows on West Cliff...1920's
Gravel extraction from East Beach Harbour channel...1930's Harbour_channel...1910's West Beach from Battery Point...1950's
Whitsun Fair on East Beach...1867 Whitsun Fair on East Beach...1867 Pier Terrace has just been completed...1890's View from East Cliff...1898 The Esplanade...1902
Rough seas sweeping down the Harbour channel...1905 West Bay Harbour...1907 West Bay Harbour...1913 West Bay Harbour and Pier Terrace...1920 Pier Terrace...1920's
Fire at Pier Terrace...1929 Entering the Harbour...1930 Bridport Map...1835 West Bay...1930 West Bay from East Cliff...1930's
Riverside Cafe...1950's West Bay Esplanade...1920's West Bay Esplanade...1930's West Bay Esplanade...1950's
West Bay Esplanade looking West...1930's West Bay Esplanade looking West...1950's

The above photographs were supplied to us courtesy of Bridport Museum, plus other
sources and may not be copied for any commercial use without permission.
These and many other old photographs of West Bay and the surrounding area
may be viewed and copies obtained from:
Bridport Museum Trust, The Coach House, Gundry Lane, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3RJ
or visit the Bridport Museum in South Street.