Based on the excellent series of
books by local historian Ken Crowhurst, this film illustrates the
fascinating history of Portishead. The narrator's unrivalled
collection of Portishead photographs and postcards blends perfectly
with modern film, resulting in a memorable portrayal of this
picturesque seaside town.
Features include the town's heyday as a seaside resort and
recollections of the pleasure steamers. There are also memories of
Portishead Docks, local industry, the railway, BTS Formidable and
the Nautical School. St. Peters Church is visited as part of a tour
of 'Old Posset' and historic houses and shops are also included.
The world-famous Portishead Radio Station is remembered, as are
golden days at Redcliffe Bay. There is also a special report report
on the new development at Portishead Quays.