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Whitewashed windows of yet another victim of the downturn. The Jolly Sailor in Castletown, Portland, Dorset, UK

Maybe the olympics (due to be held there in 2012) would have saved it if they’d been a couple of years earlier.

Castletown was originally an old fishing community which became in early Victorian times, the central collection point for much of the stone taken off Portland.

It was also prosperous for it’s proximity to the Naval dockyard, which has since closed.

The old naval quarters are being redeveloped in anticipation of the Olympics in 2012, and so it’s hoped to recover some of it’s glory days.

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As a child my plane crashed in the Himalayas & I was raised by an advanced civilisation that taught me photography, ESP & precognition, no, wait that was the Champions wasn’t it?

Ah well, 50+ & getting more muddled by the day.

Hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to buy anything you like enough. :-)

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  • Berns
    Bernsover 4 years ago

    You should see the old town in Xativa, where I live Dave! Plus a new shopping centre that opened on the outskirts, only half occupied, and half of them have closed! LOVE this capture!

  • Sad isn’t it? There’s a brand new housing estate going up near where this one closed. Literally hundreds of prospective customers, not to mention the thousands who’ll come for the maritime Olympic events. Just hope it saves all the others.

    – buttonpresser

  • patjila
    patjilaover 4 years ago

    Spread the word! Preserve the pub! That’s all I can say… love the photograph and the way you expresses in a brilliant and creative way your concern!

  • Thanks very much Patjila,


    – buttonpresser

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