Bridport, despite its name, is two miles inland, sandwiched between the Brit and Asker Rivers.  Rope has been made here since the 13th century, fishing nets used to be laid out along the streets, and the nets at Wimbledon and the goal nets at major football grounds may be of Bridport rope.

It’s a lively town, especially on Wednesdays and Saturdays when a market fills East, West, and South Streets, sometimes with musical performers