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 Guildhall

Visiting the website I discovered a photograph of Portsmouth Guildhall which brought back sad memories. On 10th January 1941 the city was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe including incendiaries on the Guildhall. On the morning of 11th January my father, who worked in the Treasurer's department, and I stood and watched ...Read full memory

Clothes Shop Called Snob?

Does anyone remember a clothes shop called Snob in portsmouth and I think there was one in southampton too,back in the seventies I loved that shop but have never seen any pictures of it does anyone have one? also there was a clothes shop in the old tricorn centre it was really trendy at that time and it had a ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth