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Portbury Twinned With Apathy By Alan Vowles
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An amusing and interesting look at our ancestors throughout history. Beginning in the Stone Age and taking you through to the end of the Second World War, this book - which is liberally illustrated... More > with original cartoons by 'Bruce'- tells the story of a small Somerset Village using historical and anecdotal evidence. Read of the hunter gatherers setting up camp on a bleak deserted hillside and follow the history of the area as Romans, Anglo Saxons, Normans, Roundheads, Cavaliers, Monks, Lords, Knights and Bishops set up home there. Each chapter in history is prefaced with a short narrative to set the scene.< Less
Portbury- a cartoon history By Alan Vowles
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Portbury village has a colourful and interesting history dating back to the Stone Age. This book is a light-hearted take on some of the many standout moments in its history. Bruce 2015
Portbury - twinned with apathy By Alan Vowles
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If you have heard of Portbury village then it is for one of two reasons; you live there or nearby or you think a village was built there to support the M5 motorway and Service Station. Portbury has... More > in fact been around for millennia. It was here before Clevedon, before Portishead, before Weston Super Mare and even before Bristol. It was colonised by Bronze Age people, Iron Age people, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Normans, Lords, Knights, Monks, Cavaliers, Roundheads, Peasants and now businessmen. This book pulls together research and local knowledge into a n amusing and informative format for reading. Follow the villagers of Portbury through time and witness their apathy to world-wide events through the millenia< Less
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Taint Christmas Public Edition By Alan Vowles
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T’aint Christmas ‘til y’uv ‘erd The Owls - So the saying goes - in the quaint and historically rich Somerset village of Pill. Tucked away at the mouth of the Avon, Pill is... More > home to a small, dedicated group of volunteers who have kept alive for a century a Christmas tradition! Through peace and war, storm and blizzard, and dressed in Dickensian costumes the Owls of Pill have gone out in December to sing carols, raise money for charity and bring the true spirit of Christmas to so many This book is written as a celebration of 100 years of the Owls of Pill and a testimony to those hardy souls who have served and those who are still serving. 'Funny, poignant, informative and a real celebration of what the Christmas Spirit really means'< Less

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