Ropemaking in Bridport remembered

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Bride Valley W I met in September.
The topic for the evening was ropemaking in Bridport through the years and a Bridport Library Volunteer took us through the History of Ropemaking in the town and surrounding villages. We learnt how the industry grew and how many locals were involved in the home making of nets etc. You can still see today a few of the sites used by the businesses involved in the process.
A really interesting look into the past although some ropemaking still takes place today.

Charles