TALK: Smuggling and the Dorset Connectionn

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The Salt House, WEST BAY, Dorset, DT6 4HB

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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.

Please note the talk will take place at the Salt House in West Bay across the harbour from the West Bay Discovery Centre (next to Park Dean Holiday Park.)

Tickets £5 from Bridport Tourist Information Centre 01308 424901. Please book in advance. Our talks are always popular and sell out.

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