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Memorials in Portishead

A: Memorial to the dead in World War One.

A: Memorial to the dead in World War One.

This memorial is a wall panel in St.Peter's Church, Church Road South, Portishead, BS20 6PS. It is the main memorial listing names in Portishead (although there are omissions) for the fallen in World War One. St.Peter's Church is open to visitors for much of the time.

B: Memorial to the dead in World War II

B: Memorial to the dead in World War II

This memorial is a plaque on the wall of St. Peter's Church, Church Road South, Portishead BS20 6PS. It is situated immediately underneath the World War One memorial plaque. St. Peter's Church is open to visitors much of the time.

C: Memorial to civilian casualties of bombing

C: Memorial to civilian casualties of bombing

A small stone memorial commemorating the victims of a stray bomb which fell in the nearby residential area. It is situated in the public garden area at the corner of the High Street and Albert Road / Brampton Way.

D: Memorial to boys of the Mardyke House School

D: Memorial to boys of the Mardyke House School

This panel in St Nicholas' Church, Nore Road, Portishead BS20 6PS, bears the names of boys who had attended the Mardyke House School in Bristol (Formerly the Clifton Industrial School) who died in World War One. The Mardyke School was closed in 1924 when its pupils were transferred to NNS Portishead. Those listed died before this date and probably did not attend school in Portishead

The church is only open at certain times.

E: Memorial to boys of the Nautical School

E: Memorial to boys of the Nautical School

second memorial in St. Nicholas Church, but not listing names. The church is only open to at certain times.

F: Memorial to Merchant Seamen

F: Memorial to Merchant Seamen

The memorial is located on Battery Point to the north from the Lake Grounds.

The Plaque reads:

THIS STONE IS SITUATED HERE AT BATTERY POINT, THE CLOSEST PLACE ON THE COAST OF THE UNITED KINGDOM WHICH LARGE SHIPS PASS.

IT IS DEDICATED TO SEAFARERS OF THE WEST COUNTRY WHO, SINCE THE MIDDLE AGES, ON VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY AND IN TIMES OF PEACE AND WAR, HAVE PASSED THIS POINT, SOME NEVER TO RETURN.

'Oh hear us when we cry to thee, for those in peril on the sea.'

ERECTED BY THE MERCHANT NAVY ASSOCIATION NORTH SOMERSET BRANCH
2005

G: Memorial to Squ.Ldr. Tommy Broom

G: Memorial to Squ.Ldr. Tommy Broom

This memorial is to a distinguished navigator of Mosquito aircraft. It is situated at the grass area on the corner of Roath Road and Slade Road.

H: Memorial to Henry Fedden

H: Memorial to Henry Fedden

A wall panel in St. Nicholas Church.
Henry Fedden was the leading figure in the Portishead Nautical School. He is also commemorated in the Fedden room at the Folk Hall in Portishead where a number of pictures and other items are displayed.

I: Flag Pole

I: Flag Pole

Created for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 and recently refurbished. Situated at the corner of Beach Road East and South Avenue.

J: Memorial in North Weston Village Hall

J: Memorial in North Weston Village Hall

This is a small memorial to the residents of North Weston who died in World War One together with one entry for World War 2. The names which appear are all also on memorials A and B above. North Weston Village Hall is on Clevedon Road, North Weston, Portishead, BS20 6TB.

K: Memorial to boys of the Nautical School who died in training

K: Memorial to boys of the Nautical School who died in training

This memorial is situated in the Portishead Cemetery in North Weston.

L: Memorial Window in Portishead Methodist Church

L: Memorial Window in Portishead Methodist Church

The inscription in the memorial window reads:

IN MEMORY OF
LT.CMDR. T. WILLIAMS, R.N.
AND MRS. WILLIAMS ALSO THEIR SON
PAYMASTER CMDR. GORDON WILLIAMS, R.N.
WHO LOST HIS LIFE IN H.M.S. BARHAM
NOVEMBER 25TH, 1941.

See also entry under World War 2.

Last updated: Tue, 28 Feb 2023 09:42