THANKS very much to David Christopher of Weymouth for getting in touch with some lovely old photos of his grandfather Charles Trim and life on Portland in the early 20th century.

The photos - and we have just a small selection here - were passed on to David after his parents passed away.

Between David's grandfather Charles Trim (senior) was gardener on Portland for about 20 years.

Charles was born in Piddletrenthide in 1878 and married Martha Riglar, of Briantspuddle, at Tolpuddle in 1902.

When Charles was 24, he and Martha moved to Portland, where they would reside in a 'two up two down' home at Reforne for the rest of their lives. This lovely photo shows the couple on their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1952,

David tells us: "Charles's background was farming, so after the wedding he came to Portland to look after the horses for Portland Urban District Council, as in those days there was very little mechanical machinery, it was just horse and cart."

Serving during the First World War, Charles's focus was again with horses - he was involved with the animals in service.

Although Charles was wounded in the Great War he returned to Portland and work at the council.

Charles and Martha had five children - Fred, born in 1905, Emma, born in 1907, who died aged 33, Charlie, Dorothy Rose, David's mother, and the youngest George Henry, who was killed in the Second World War.

David said as Charles reached retirement age he took on a less challenging physical task - looking after Easton Gardens on Portland.

"Towards the end of his working life is when he took over the gardens."

We really enjoyed these lovely photos of Charles looking after the gardens on Portland, especially the picture of him looking out of the clock face.

David has some happy memories of spending his childhood on Portland, attending St George's School and visiting his grandparents at 85 Reforne.

"Just across the road was the YMCA, which I remember was occupied by US soldiers during the Second World War.

"My granddad had an allotment at Westcliff and I remember he would grow everything there and come back with a load of vegetables. They always gave us such good food and were very healthy and active."

Martha lived until the age of 84 and Charles went on until he was 89.

The Trims' legacy continues on Portland until this very day - the Peter Trim Community Hall at St George's Centre on the island is named after David's cousin and another grandson of Charles.

And as we share this photo of Charles and Martha's Golden Wedding Anniversary, it's lovely to hear that David and his wife Janet will be celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on December 27, 218, so many congratulations to them on this recent milestone and thank you for this lovely look at a Portland family's life.