Gordano Civic Society

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Lorymer’s Park

Our latest project is the restoration of the small piece of land at the top of Beach Hill where West Hill meets Nore Road, known as Lorymer’s Park.

This small Victorian ‘park’ was a popular place for residents to gather, meet up and admire the splendid views of the channel and beyond. This project was commenced by the late Sandy Tebbutt, and has been restored in her memory.

We created a plan and obtained costings for the project. We applied for funding from several sources, and were very grateful to have received grants from:

National Grid, Portishead Town Council, Alliance Homes and Avon Local History and Archaeology. The project was fully funded and work commenced in February 2023.

The project was completed in February 2024. The project included re-surfacing, new railings and chains, two benches, and an interpretation board. Slabs inscribed with the initials of the people who funded the building of the United Reformed Church Hall in Woodhill Road in the 1920s have been inset in the tarmac.

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Bench.jpg Int board.jpg Lorymer's Park interpretation board