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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.

 

The Portchester Society Away Day

On 3 July 2019 The Portchester Society visited the Map Room at Southwick House, HMS Dryad to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D Day. It was a popular choice and very much enjoyed by all who attended.

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JAMES LIND GRAVESTONE RETURNS TO ST MARY'S

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After a 3 year period of restoration at Alver-Stones, the gravestone of Dr James Lind has returned to St Mary's Church, and sensitively positioned in the southeast bastion of the church grounds.

James Lind (1716-1794) was Physician in Chief at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar and was buried at St Mary's, recorded by a distinctive memorial within the church.  It is thought that the stone was originally placed on the floor of the church, above the underlying vault.

"The Life and Legacy of Doctor James Lind" by Professor Ken Shaw is the next in the "Church" Series of booklets to be published in 2019.

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WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

 

An unveiling and dedication service was held at St Mary's Church, Portchester on Thursday, 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.

 

 

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The Portchester Award 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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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The Portchester Society Summer Party August 2019

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