Down history lane: Tomato traffic via port of Weymouth in the 1960s

The Dorset Echo gave us a reminder of the Channel Islands tomato traffic, which was such a prominent feature in the life of the port. It features pictures of the docks and people unloading cargo onto a waiting train.

The pictures get you on a trip down memory lane, remembering Weymouth as the busy port it once was.

Image: Geoff Pritchard

The photos date from the early 1960s. Sambur and her sister ship Roebuck were the mainstay of the Great Western (and, later, British Rail) Channel Islands freight service from 1925 to 1964.

Image: Geoff Pritchard

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