With the removal of the railway tracks, here is a reminder of the Channel Islands tomato traffic, which was such a prominent feature in the life of the port.

As these pictures show, The Sambur has arrived and her cargo is offloaded at the Cargo Stage in to the waiting train.

The photo dates 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.

Thanks so much to Geoff Pritchard for this wonderful trip down memory lane remembering Weymouth as the busy port it once was.