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A regular booklet on local history from the Gordano Region of Somerset. ISSN 0924-5839. Can be bought here on-line, by post, at Society meetings, or from Careys, 17 High Street, or the Ship Inn, Portishead.

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Posset Pieces No 27

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No 27: Spring 2024

A Brief History of Portishead


64 pages ‘perfect bound’ Size 176 x 250 mm  (6.9 x 9.8 in)

By Peter Milsom


The story of the growth of Portishead from a tiny fishing and farming village in 1066 to the large modern town.


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Preface       From ‘A Book of English Places’ by Arthur Salmon

Chapter 1   Early years

Chapter 2   Portishead develops

Chapter 3   Urban District Council

Chapter 4   Bristol Corporation Docklands

Chapter 5   The War years

Chapter 6   Education in Portishead

Chapter 7   Marina and Wildlife Reserves

Timeline

Poem: ‘Fifty Years Ago’ by William Bennett (1880)


                Acknowledgements

                Further reading

                Index


Posset Pieces No.27