Charles Cowling

This blog is on holiday in its seaside cottage on the Isle of Portland. This little island, just four miles long and two wide, is where some of the world’s best limestone has been quarried. Find out what it’s built here.

Beauty comes at a price. The devastation of the island goes on (above).
Here are some details from headstones in the churchyard of St George’s, Reforne.


Mary Way, shot by the press gang in the course of the Easton Massacre

Six men who went down on the Avalanche, five on them unnamed




Died in childbirth

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