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A twice yearly booklet on local history from the Gordano Region of Somerset edited by Sandy Tebbutt. ISSN 0924-5839. Can be bought here on-line, by post, at Society meetings or from Sandy Tebbutt on 01275 843566.

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No 22: Autumn 2018 – Special colour edition

World War One

170 pages

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(no members’ discount on this item)


Chapter 1: The men who died

Chapter 2: Men who died with local connections

Chapter 3: Gordano villages' casualties

Chapter 4: Refugees from Belgium

Chapter 5: The effect of WW1 on local children

Chapter 6: Gordano people during WW1

Chapter 7: Portishead under fire

Chapter 8: Portishead Red Cross hospitals

Chapter 9: The Asiatic Petroleum Company & Portishead Docks

Chapter 10: The Gallipoli hut

Chapter 11: The National Nautical School, Nore Road

Chapter 12: Conscientious objectors

Chapter 13: Lieutenant George Sainton Kaye Butterworth

Chapter 14: Miss Eve Wigan

Chapter 15: The scarcity of food

Chapter 16: Prisoners of war

Chapter 17: Men who returned from the war

Chapter 18: The aftermath of war

Chapter 19: Then local lady bell-ringers

Chapter 20: The war memorial

Map 1: The homes of the men who died, map by Paul Gregory

Appendix 1: Absentee voters’ list

Appendix 2: List of local men who enlisted before conscription

Appendix 3: National Registration Act of 1915

Appendix 4: Poem by Capt. EL Thomas

Appendix 5: Conscientious Objectors

Posset Pieces No 22


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Please note: The first print run omitted a page listing the local men who died in the war. If you have the book and the list is missing you may download it here or obtain a copy at meetings or by contacting Sandy. The book has now been reprinted and includes this list and a revised map.