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Posset Pieces No 20: Winter 2016

Personalities, Past and Present

70 pages

Price £6.95 (£6 for members)


  1. Visitors and passers-by at Battery Point
  2. Did Isambard Kingdom Brunel visit Portishead?
  3. Charles Kingsley 1819 - 1975
  4. Arthur Reynolds – Memories of Mr. Portishead by Bryan Stokes
  5. Dame Clara Butt: Commander of the British Empire
  6. Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein
  7. Sir Compton MacKenzie
  8. Fay Inchfawn – Author
  9. Frances Hariott Wood
  10. George Fox, Founder of the Quaker Movement
  11. The Artist James Whistler – His time in Portishead
  12. Jim Dyer: 1932-2011 by Mary Dyer
  13. Edward Sharland, artist and engraver
  14. A man called Leslie Harrison by Vic Long and Rita Mitchell
  15. Joseph Walter, local painter 1783 - 1856
  16. Clive Staples Lewis 1898 - 1963
  17. John Fisher 1802 -1877
  18. Ken Windibank
  19. Martin Sterland, Channel Pilot from 1971 - 2007
  20. The Crocker family by Nigel Coombes
  21. The Story of Portishead's Christmas Lights by Judith Burrill
  22. Princess Henry of Battenberg
  23. The Sinnock family
  24. Who wants to be a ballerina? by Mary Dyer
  25. Vic Long (and son George) by himself
  26. Ray Herbert – Coxswain of Portishead Lifeboat by Joan Herbert
  27. Mrs Frances Freeling Broderip, author


Unless otherwise shown articles are by Sandy Tebbutt.



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