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NANDU ARROW passing Portishead

NANDU ARROW passing Portishead

Gearbulk's NANDU ARROW passing Battery Point, Portishead, inbound for Portbury Dock, on 11th August 1994. Photo taken by my father. This is the vantage point from where CRANFIELD's first class photos of ships were taken in the 1960s.

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Thanks for posting Richard...
In 1956 at age 15 I was apprentice painter with a firm of Contract Painters
based in Barking Essex..
With a gang of 8 men I went to Portishead to paint a newly built power station and
we were in lodgings in South Road.
I often went to Battery Point to see the ships passing..
We were there for about 2 months then the firm collapsed so we all returned to our homes.
I then began my sea career in sailing barges -E.J.&W.Goldsmith of Grays.
Regards,
Stan
 

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Hi Jim,
As I can remember it was close to Barking station -
just a small wooden office and a store..
In 1940 I met my former foreman of Harris company-
Bill Jones,and he was again employed by him..
When the war began the Government set him up in business
again to camouflage oil refinery tanks,factories etc.
I presume Mr Harris remained in business for some years after that.
 

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Thanks for your comments Stan,
I am from Portishead myself, lived on Nore Road. The ships passing by started my interest and eventually my career. Do you mean 1936, not 1956? The power station you painted was either Portishead-A coal-fired, built before the war, or Portishead-B oil fired, built in the1950s. Both now demolished.
Best regards, Richard
 

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Hi Richard and rob,
Excuse my typo -of course it was 1936 and Portishead - A- power station
a short walk across a field from our lodgings in South Road.
I remember a ship breaking business in the dock also remember a
ship Zurichmoor discharging timber there.
I heard a few years ago that another power station B was built and
were both being demolished.
Memories!!
Regards,
Stan
 

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