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ISBN: 9780857101235
AUTHOR: Terry Townsend
Dorset Shipwrecks from the South West Coast Path
Dorset Shipwrecks from the South West Coast Path
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Views from Dorset’s South West Coast Path present a wave-washed shoreline rich in maritime history.

On a tranquil summer’s day it’s almost impossible to imagine this stunning coast in the full force of its treacherous temper. However, the beaches, cliffs, reefs and rocks all bear witness to a tragic loss of lives and vessels.

Over many centuries a significant number of craft of all types from numerous nations have come to grief in these waters. In the days of sail as many as one voyage in six is thought to have ended in either a stranding on the coast or a foundering off shore.

Dorset Shipwrecks tells the human stories behind some of the most dramatic and unusual of these nautical disasters.

From Poole Bay all the way round to Lyme Bay the sea bed is so littered with the remains of stricken vessels it has been called ‘The Bay of a Thousand Wrecks’. Every mile of Dorset cliff top and beach, every costal town and village has its tales to tell, not only of tragedy but also of unbelievable acts of bravery.

Terry Townsend who lives in Dorset with his wife Carol has walked the coast path through every season. In this book he recalls the characters of the men who commanded and manned the wrecked vessels and the courage and heroism displayed by those who risked their lives to save them.

Terry Townsend is a prolific author on Westcountry subjects, with a specialism in books about historic inns.

Imprint: PiXZ, ISBN 978 0 85710 123 5, hardback, 210x148mm, 136 pages. Published March 2020.

Hidden Landscapes of the SW Coast PathHidden Landscapes of the SW Coast Path - £16.99
This book by Ruth Luckhurst, along with its superb illustrations, will add immeasurably to the pleasure of exploring the lesser known aspects of the coast path, whether in planning a route to take or in looking back at a section already covered and appreciating in more detail the unique qualities of the coastal landscapes, places and people.
Dorset Smugglers' PubsDorset Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
Drawing on jail records, Customs’ reports, contemporary newspaper articles and eye witness accounts, the story of smuggling in Dorset is revealed by Terry Townsend through the history of the pubs that served as meeting places, recruitment centres, secret storage facilities, distribution depots and valued customers.
Walking the South West Coast Path CompanionWalking the South West Coast Path Companion - £9.99
This companion guide to the South West Coast Path by Simon Butler and Philip Carter is intended to provide added pleasure and knowledge for those have walked it in whole or in part, or those who are planning to walk it.
Once Upon A PintOnce Upon A Pint - £9.99
Now, if you need it, you also have a good excuse to pop down the pub. Illustrated throughout in colour, this handy new hardback by Terry Townsend is the essential guide to more than fifty of the most characterful hostelries in the fair counties of Dorset and Somerset and their famous literary links. Cheers and good reading!
Dorset History in 101 ObjectsDorset History in 101 Objects - £19.99
In this profusely illustrated large-format volume, Terry Hearing opens the lid of the immense treasure chest that is Dorset, revealing some of its brightest – and occasionally most unexpected – jewels that are almost bewildering in their variety.
Last Dorset DiariesLast Dorset Diaries - £12.99
David Edelsten, incomparable countryman, continues his acclaimed reflections on country life in prose as lucid as it is poetic. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Legg Over DorsetLegg Over Dorset - £12.99
Prolific is the word that applies, to someone with 125 books to his name - mostly about Dorset and in-depth history ranging from the Romans to the Second World War. The autobiography of Rodney Legg - 'arch-scourge of politicians, government, the military and the Establishment in general - a one man Dorset cultural institution'.
Dorset in FilmDorset in Film - £19.99
Elements of Dorset's local history are put into the context of their cinematic heritage by Anwar Brett, together with in-depth descriptions detailing the creation of such locally shot, internationally acclaimed classics as Tom Jones, Far From The Madding Crowd, The French Lieutenant’s Woman and Comrades.
Dorset & The SeaDorset & The Sea - £19.99
Dorset and the Sea by Gordon Le Pard tells the remarkable story of possibly Dorset’s greatest natural resource and the relationship that Man has had with it over the millennia and suggest where you can see, perhaps surprising, traces of the coast’s remarkable past.
 
 
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