Here's another thirst quenching trip down memory lane again returning to some much loved - and in some cases - missed pubs in the area.

A particular hostelry of interest is the long gone Half Moon in Portesham.

It was situated on Front Street and is now in residential use.

The image of the pub showing the horses outside is believed to show the blacksmith who lived in a cottage in Porteshamnext door to the forge called Myrtle Cottage.

Moving on to a Bridport hostelry with a fair amount of history.

Originally built in 1535, The Bull Hotel was the scene of a murder during the Monmouth Rebellion, when Lieutenant Coker of Mappowder was killed by Colonel Venner, an officer of the Duke of Monmouth in 1685. Our cocktail bar now takes Venner’s name.

The Bull also became part of the Trafalgar Way during the Battle of Waterloo, where horses were known to have changed here on Lieutenant Lapenotiere's 271-mile journey from Falmouth to London (see Trafalgar Way plaque on front of building) to announce the victory of the Battle of Trafalgar to King and Parliament.

In 1834, Princess Victoria spent a night at the Bull Inn with her mother - and in September 1939, just after the beginning of World War 2, a uniformed King George VI paid a visit.

Also pictured in this collection of old pubs are the Acorn Inn at Evershot and the Fox Inn at Corscombe.

The sitting-room of the present licensee of the Half Moon Inn used to be the dance hall of the village. Saturday night was dance night and often the dancing continued outside the Inn to the music of a concertina.

Another form of recreation was following the hounds along the valley from Waddon, where the hounds were kept, to Upwey.

School was not popular on this day, and many truants were caned the next day. It seems that finally the schoolmistress had to admit defeat, for on another occasion, it is recorded that the Managers of the school granted a half holiday on the steeplechase day.