Portsmouth, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

"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