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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.

Portsmouth Guildhall

Visiting the website I discovered a photograph of Portsmouth Guildhall which brought back sad memories. On 10th January 1941 the city was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe ...Read full memory


My father was one of those so called 'Mudlark's. I remember him telling the stories of how they used to stage mock fights over the pennies to make people feel sorry for them and throw ...Read full memory

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