A pop-up exhibition in west Dorset will present the history of a town during the Second World War.

West Bay at War comes to the Discovery Centre on Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11 and will run through to next June.

It will feature both existing and new research about life in the town in the period leading up to D-Day in June 1944.

The exhibition will feature the recollections of local people and G.Is based in West Bay - along with an insight of the coastal defences that were put in place to guard against any possible invasion.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

The West Bay Discovery Centre also wants to capture and record people’s personal stories. 

In connection with this, the centre is hosting a talk on Wednesday, November 15 at the Old Salt House from Nigel Clarke.

Mr Clarke is a Dorset author and historian who will reveal how he assembled a unique archive of German Second World War reconnaissance pictures taken by the German air force.

The photographs of Britain and Ireland were taken between 1936 and 1942 for target and intelligence purposes of West Bay, Lyme Regis and Bridport.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Mr Clarke’s book, Adolf Hitler’s Holiday Snaps, contains many of the images and will be available for sale at the talk.

Admission to the talk is by tickets purchased in advance from Bridport Tourist Information Centre.  The tickets costing £5 can be purchased online or in person.

The Discovery Centre is open weekends only in November with effect from Saturday, November 4.

For further information email info@westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk