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Ports are different

Ports have always had an exciting, edgy and slightly dangerous atmosphere that attracts people.  This is partly due to the many people who pass through them.  This includes ships` crews and passengers, of many different nationalities.  It is also because ports usually have good facilities to cater for their needs and desires. 

Contrast this with market towns.  In the past people and families tended to stay close to where they had been born and not move far. Everyone knew each other; their families may have lived there for centuries and they valued their respectability.  A port city with its ever-changing population did not have the same elements of stability or closeness of community.  It it was a place where people could go for anonymity and to let their hair down!

 

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