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Sid Payne

Born in Enfield, North London, in 1956, Sid grew up there and in Edmonton before moving to Hertfordshire. Having started work in London in 1973 at the stock exchange and subsequently with HM Customs and Excise, Sid moved back to work in Hertfordshire in 1978. After thirty years with the fire brigade, Sid started to work as a diving instructor moving to Mallorca, living there for five years and then to Egypt for a year. Now back in the UK and living in Dorset, Sid is involved with maritime archaeology and local history.

Author's Books
Another Portland Tale

The most southerly point in Dorset, the Isle of Portland, juts out into the sea. In the 18th century, it was connected to the mainland only by the eighteen-mile stretch of the Chesil Bank west to Abbotsbury or an unsteady rope ferry across the Smallmouth Passage to Wyke Regis. It was here t...

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