Portsmouth, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Memories Of My Love Of Portsmouth.

Born in Oxford, I moved to Portsmouth in 1952. My Father was in the army department constabulary, now the MOD Police, and we lived at 9, then 8, then 13 York Terrace, Hilsea in married quarters, my Father was based at Hilsea Depot opposite Old London Road. My Father came from Swadlincote but all of my mothers ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth by Peter Whyatt

Buckland / Mile End

I was born in portsmouth in 1962, many parts of the city have completely changed from when I grew up there. The part of portsmouth I was born in (born at home malins road) was demolished in the 70s, I remember the bulldozers and brick dust, we watched as they knocked down my dads (rip) local pub the centaur and we were ...Read full memory

Coffee Bars.

Born in Portsmouth 1947. Happy memories of the early 60's. 'Manhattan' Coffee bar Palmerston Road. 'Birdcage' Osborne Road and also 'Delmonico's', And the never to be forgotten R & B venue 'Kimballs'. Jennifer Davies nee Ford.