Portsmouth, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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.

Tricorn And Charlotte St

I worked at Fine Fare and the Landport Drapery Bazaar in 1970/71 and was a member of the Tricorn Club on top of the Tricorn. My favourite locals were the Coxs Hotel and the Casbah Pub both in Charlotte St. The landlord of the Casbah, Ron Shepherd, was a witness at my wedding when I married a sailor at the Registry ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth by Chris Evans