Portland church built as a memorial to ships' victims

Dorset Echo: Tragedy led to building of church Tragedy led to building of church

LEARN about the history of St Andrew’s Church in Southwell.

The church was built as a memorial to those who died in the collision of the ships Avalanche and the Forest in the English Channel in 1877.

The church will be open on Tuesday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm until the end of August.

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