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Smuggling & the Dorset Connection

20feb2:30 pmSmuggling & the Dorset ConnectionA talk at the Salt House, West Bay

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Tuesday 20 February at 2.30pm

At The Salt House, West Bay DT6 4HB

Ticket Price: £5.00. There will be a few tickets on the door

Smuggling and the Dorset Connection.


Smuggling was endemic throughout Britain during the 17th and 18th Centuries. According to some historians it was the second largest industry in the country second only to agriculture. This illustrated talk by Trevor Ware Maritime Art Historian is about the ‘golden age’ of smuggling between 1750 and 1830. Who in Dorset was involved and prosecuted and what penalties did they receive? Trevor will also explain the emergence of a properly organised and funded Revenue and Customs Service and how and why, the free traders (so called) gradually declined during this period.


Tickets for the talk, which is in support of the West Bay Discovery Centre are available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, priced £5. Booking in advance is essential.  Further details




(Tuesday) 2:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


The Salt House

West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4HB what3words: ///estimates.overlaps.reshaping

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