Fishing is the town's oldest industry although quarrying was also important to the town a since at least the 1st century AD.
The beautiful and very distinctive Purbeck marble has been used for decorative purposes in buildings since the Roman times
Among noticeable names of locals from the area is John Mowlem who became a successful and famous builder who formed the Mowlem construction company.
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