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Minehead harbour

Minehead harbour from south of the slipway

Minehead harbour is a well known feature of the seaside resort offering shelter for pleasure boats, fishing trips and the occasional excitement of a visiting steamer or paddle boat.

However, four hundred years ago it was a thriving commercial port with foreign trading ships, passenger boats and military transport visiting the quay. Even in the early 20th century coal and fish were landed regularly.

Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project

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