A rare traditional Dorset fishing boat or Lerret, called a Silver Star, built in 1914, has been kindly donated to the Castletown Heritage Centre in Portland by the Chesil Bank & Fleet Nature Reserve.
Don Moxom of the Chesil Bank & Fleet Nature Reserve said, “I am delighted to give the Lerret to the safekeeping of the Castletown Heritage Centre. It is a part of the rich heritage that is unique to Portland and I would hate to see this disappear. I hope now that many people ....Learn More
On 2nd September Weymouth and Portland Borough Council approved the planning application for the Castletown Heritage Centre, enabling the development phase of the Heritage Centre to get underway.
The 300m2 building, which is being offered free of charge by local businessman, Derek Luckhurst, will comprise a section attributed to the American 1st Division that embarked for D-day from Castletown. There will be a further permanent exhibition on the Jurassica Project showcasing the £85 ....Learn More
LAST THURSDAY, 16th July, Richard Drax MP for South Dorset toured the Castletown area with Derek Luckhurst. Mr Drax, who has lent his support towards the regeneration plans, said: “It only takes one person with imagination and flair to regenerate an area like this. All these plans will help Castletown and the area is certainly in need of someone with a bit of courage. The more places that are regenerated here, the more people will use the nearby facilities so businesses will also benefit. ....Learn More
VOLUNTEERS took to the Castletown shoreline on Portland for a beach clean. The clean was organised by Agincare, whose head office is situated in Castletown. Staff took advantage of the low-tide and spent five hours clearing rubbish and debris from the foreshore near the old Stone Pier, now known as Crabbers' Wharf.
A team of 12, including help from staff at the Hotel Aqua and local fisherman, Luke Copperthwaite, took to the beach to clear up debris. Agincare relocated to Castletown ....Learn More
ON THE 26th June the full extent of the Castletown Regeneration Project was revealed to the Echo by Derek Luckhurst.
Castletown has been in decline since the Royal Navy left Portland although it is a popular centre for recreational diving. The Castletown pier premises are currently being transformed into a new development called Crabbers’ Wharf, providing up to 10 marine industrial units for local fishermen and crabbers. Several units are being used by a local company breeding lump ....Learn More