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New Memorial to those killed in World War II
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
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.
Photographs taken at the Tercentenary Service for James Lind held at St Mary's Church Portchester on
2 October 2016.
Coastal Defence Improvements
Exhibition was held regarding coastal flooding protecting Portchester Castle to Paulsgrove.
www.escp.org.uk for more information.
The Portchester Society Summer Party August 2017