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Portishead Docks

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Photo on a display board at Portishead Marina. Portishead Power Stations and their coal stocks are on the left, Albright & Wilson's phosphorous works on the right (C). 'H' is the site of an early BP oil refinery

1879 the Portishead Dock was opened, on the opposite bank of the mouth of the river from the Avonmouth Docks.

1884 Both of these docks were acquired by the City Corporation and administered by the Bristol Docks Committee, later the Port of Bristol Authority

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