These amazing old photos show the town of Bridport in bygone days.

They offer a fascinating insight and enable us to see just how much Bridport has changed over the years.

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Here is a bit of information about these courtesy of the Bridport Museum Trust.

Oxenbury tailor’s shop at the corner of Folly Mill Lane and South Street before being demolished to make way for the Co-operative store, itself now demolished. This is a rare photograph showing the cottages at the top of Folly Mill Lane.

The old Fire Station behind the Town Hall, now Bucky Doo, in the process of demolition. The service relocated further down South Street to the premises now occupied by the library.

Bridport Motor Company in West Street, now the site of Waitrose. The business had previously been owned by Charles Gillham.

The White Bull Inn on East Road shortly before demolition.

The newly-built Toll House Inn built after the demolition of the White Bull on East Road. Modern housing now stands on the site.

Looking up Downe Street towards the gate entrance of Mountfield showing the newly built premises for Reynolds Drapers.

The new building was behind their previous premises at the corner of Downe and East Streets which then became Timothy Whites (it is now Peacocks).