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Articles etc. below will be amended or deleted from time to time.  Members may submit articles in Word format as attachments to emails.  Please address them to editorporsoc@yahoo.co.uk but  allow some editorial corrections to be made where obviously necessary.  We can include photographs submitted on CDs for example.  Also on this page we may display non-society events which members wish to promote although we reserve editorial freedom over this aspect.

 

 New Memorial to those killed in World War II

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An Unveiling and Dedication Service was held at St Mary's Church,Portchester on Tuesday, 4 December 2018 to include those killed in World War II. The unveiling was carried out by Sir Timothy Laurence, KCVO, CB, ADC, Chairman of English Heritage and Vice Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Special mention and thanks was made to Richard Andrews for the construction of the War Memorial and to Stephen Barnsley of Tealwoods for the brass engraving.

 Portchester Award 2018

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The Portchester Award is presented to Graham Allibone by Keith Stockley, the previous winner. Graham was chosen by The Portchester Society for the outstanding work he and his team have performed in re-opening the Portchester Moat. Graham will be giving a talk to the Portchester Society on 5 February 2019 entitled "The Restoration of the Trollop".

 

 

 

 

A ceremony was held in Castle Street, Portchester to unveil a plaque in honour of John Towse, a Portchester Society Committee Member for many years. He was one of the original divers who rediscovered the "Mary Rose" in 1965.

 

 

 

 

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Photographs taken at the Tercentenary Service for James Lind held at St Mary's Church Portchester on 2 October 2016.

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Coastal Defence Improvements

Exhibition was held regarding coastal flooding protecting Portchester Castle to Paulsgrove.

Visit www.escp.org.uk for more information.

 

The Portchester Society Summer Party August 2017

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