British Community and Family History
In 1899, Charles Sellers, a member of a wine exporting family based in Oporto, published a book entitled:
Oporto, Old and New. Being a Historical Record of The Port Wine Trade and a Tribute to British Commercial Enterprize in the North of Portugal.
This contains some fascinating information about Oporto, the River Douro region and Portugal in the late 19th century, as well as detailed descriptions of the major wine exporters. We reproduced the first chapter, containing some of Sellers’ personal reminiscences, in Newsletter 8. Chapter VI, which we reproduce here, goes into more detail about the lives of the English in Oporto.
The article can be downloaded here
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