An outstanding view of the odd operational arrangement at Dorchester South station photographed on August 5th, 1966. The down or Weymouth platform to the left is still as shown here albeit with a brick built shelter rather than a wooden one but the main station as shown here was the only one for services towards Poole and was, in effect, an inconvenient terminus which required that trains which stopped at Dorchester had to draw past and then reverse into it. That's all been swept away and a more convenient platform with station buildings replaced it. Almost all the vista in front of you in this picture is occupied by the recently built Brewery Square complex named after the famed Eldridge Pope brewery which stood on the site.
[Mike Morant collection]