Portsmouth, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

"Kiss Me, Hardy"

I've only been onboard the Victory once. It was enough to profoundly strike my imagination. I stood where Nelson fell ! It brings tears to my eyes to think of it now as I write. She is an incredible vessel. You can almost hear the cries and commands shouted out during naval battle. And what a genius Nelson was. To break ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth by Dylan Rivis

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.

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