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Portsmouth, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Portsmouth and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Visiting My Father's Birthplace

In 1972, when a mere slip of a boy of 40 summers, my late wife, two children and I flew from Australia on our first trip to Europe. Whilst in London, we travelled ...Read full memory

Reminiscences Of Portsmouth In The Late 1930s

I was born in Portsmouth in 1933. My family and I lived first in Lyndhurst Road - about which I don't recall too much - then later in Merrivale Road. ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth by Brian Veall

Art Exhibition, Old Portsmouth.

My grandparents Bert & Dorrie Hedger started this amature exhibition in about 1965, and carried on until my grandfather died in 1982. I recognise several of the paintings as being by my mum Rita Grant, as I was taken down there every weekend from the age of three.