Bridport Heritage Forum Exhibition: Hemp and Flax, Rope and Net

This new exhibition explores aspects of the history of the industry in and around Bridport.

Event details

Monday 15th May

Free adminission

Discover more about The Court Works, North Mills, Pymore and Burton Bradstock. Explore the transition from cottage industry to factory and the rise of the Gundry, Edwards and Hounsell families.

Travel outside the town to Symondsbury, Bradpole, Chideock, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Walditch, Bothenhampton and Stoke Abbott to see how the villages played in the industry, from the growing of the hemp and flax, to the processing and working as ‘outworkers’ for the factories.

Free entry whenever the Town Hall is open.

Donations welcome.

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Bridport Museum, 25 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR

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