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

When I Was A Boy.

This area was quit well known to me as I lived in Portsmouth until just after leaving St Lukes school,about half a mile away,although I returned around 1968 .The black square on left of photo was a pub ,and outside most days stood Mrs Harding, she was a nice lady , she stood there selling newspapers, they may have had a shop ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth by Ken Elsley

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

Portsmouth Families

Both my parents were born in Portsmouth & grew up virtually opposite each other. My paternal grandparents lived at No 1 Station Rd, Copnor, and my mother lived at various addresses in portsmouth - latterly St Bernards, 37 Copnor Road, next door to the Hardesty's who owned the bicycle shop. Another great Aunt lived at ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth