Historic Portishead power station painting on display

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 December 2018

Anna Hill, from Portishead Kitchens, with the old painting of Portishead power station.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Anna Hill, from Portishead Kitchens, with the old painting of Portishead power station. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A decade’s old painting of an historic Portishead building has been given a new lease of life and is on display.

An architect’s proposal for the Albright and Wilson Building – Portishead’s now demolished power station – which is believed to be almost 80 years old has been revitalised by Chris and Anna Hill, owners of Portishead Kitchens.

The building, where phosphorus was produced until 1969, was razed and replaced by the marina development.

The painting of the power station was given to the couple as a gift when they bought a house in the town by the previous homeowner.

The have received an offer from a history enthusiast for the piece, but insist it is not for sale.

Anna said: “Rather than keep it in the house we have decided to have it on permanent display at our showroom in Kestrel Court.

“We feel something of this importance should be seen by as many people as possible.”

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