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Picture by Terry Whalebone

Picture by Terry Whalebone

Sculpture depicting a local stonemason and fisherman by artist and sculptor carved in Portland Stone by Joanna Szuwalska. This magnificent carving stands near the point where stone was loaded onto trucks to start their journey down the Merchants’ Railway to Castletown.

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Portland Castle by Leo Leibovici

Portland Castle is one of the Device Forts built in 1539 by Henry VIII on the Isle of Portland to guard the natural Portland anchorage known as the Portland Roads. The castle lies in the far north of the island, in the village now called Castletown, near Fortuneswell. The castle is under the care of English Heritage.

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