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Programme of events 2010/2011 for reference

Fri 10 September 2010


“Fore & Aft - the Purton ships’ graveyard”.

An illustrated talk by Paul Barnett.

Sun 26 September 2010


Walk around Portishead led by Chris Richards (N. Somerset Ranger Service).  


Fri 8 October 2010

“The making of Genteel Bath”.

An illustrated talk by Professor Graham Davis.

Fri 12 November 2010


“Caring for Seafarers”.

An illustrated talk by Rev Philip Auden.

Fri 3 December 2010


“The Edwardian Christmas”.


An illustrated talk by Yvonne Bell.  

Followed by mince pies.

Fri 14 January 2011

“Brunel - The Little Giant”

An illustrated talk by Mike Rowland.

This replaced the talk “Victorian Sea Rescues” by Rob Campbell which had to be postponed.

Fri 11 February 2011

“Wartime Radio”.

An illustrated talk by John Penny.

Fri 11 March 2011

“Elizabeth I - Virgin Queen?”.

An illustrated talk by Pip Jones.

Fri 8 April 2011

“Archives, Ancestors and  the Living Past. An exploration of Sources for Family History at Bristol Record Office”.

An illustrated talk by Alison Brown.  

Followed by AGM.


Note: All Friday meetings were held at the Folk Hall, High Street, Portishead.

Summer Events:

Sun 5 June 2011

Trip to the Purton hulks


Fri 29/Sat 30 July 2011

Portishead Flower Show

Visit our stand at the show.




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