Dope Under ThorncombeWest Bay was always known as Bridport Harbour until the advent of the railway in 1857.
It is about a mile-and-a-half from the market town of Bridport, on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England.
The resort is popular with holidaymakers and locals alike. Extensive work has been carried out in recent years to create an outer harbour and two new piers.
The melodrama, Dope Under Thorncombe, was made at the end of the 1930's by hairdresser Frank Trevett and a group of friends. It was written by Bridport thriller writer Andrew Spiller.
In 2009 Windrose Rural Media Trust commissioned a new musical score by Rachel Leach to accompany the film, something that had been awaited for over 70 years. Two live performances of the music and film staged in the Bridport area in 2009 and 2010 were hugely popular. The family of Frank Trevett, especially his daughter Vivien Smith, were closely involved.