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Battery Point Lighthouse Bell

The original bell from the lighthouse on Battery PointBattery Point Lighthouse Bell, a much loved symbol of the town's maritime history, is displayed on the grass central reservation on Wyndham Way, just before the entrance to Portishead High Street. The bronze bell, which weighs two tonnes, is 1.5 metres tall and 1.1 metres deep, used to hang in the lighthouse on Battery Point and sounded automatically to warn sailors in treacherous weather conditions.

It was put in the lighthouse when it was built in March 1931 by Chance Brothers of Smethwick but removed in the late 1990s following concerns about the structural strength of the lighthouse.

Local residents Carol Thomas and Annette Hennessy worked tirelessly to locate the bell and bring it back to the town and, with the help of Portishead Town Council, the historic piece was given pride of place in the town where it stands today.