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Portsmouth, The Hard 1890

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Portsmouth, The Hard 1890

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Memories of Portsmouth

Visiting My Father's Birthplace

In 1972, when a mere slip of a boy of 40 summers, my late wife, two children and I flew from Australia on our first trip to Europe. Whilst in London, we travelled ...Read full memory

Reminiscences Of Portsmouth In The Late 1930s

I was born in Portsmouth in 1933. My family and I lived first in Lyndhurst Road - about which I don't recall too much - then later in Merrivale Road. ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth by Brian Veall

Art Exhibition, Old Portsmouth.

My grandparents Bert & Dorrie Hedger started this amature exhibition in about 1965, and carried on until my grandfather died in 1982. I recognise several of the paintings as being by my mum Rita Grant, as I was taken down there every weekend from the age of three.

The Mudlarks

We used to go down to Sallyport from 1954 -1958 ..there were a lot of local 'urchins' called the 'Mudlarks' who would stand in the knee deep, sloppy black mud below the pier to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Portsmouth by Dylan Rivis

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Carriages standing in front of an imposing line of banks, taverns and offices epitomise bustle, trade and commerce. The timber floating loosely in the dock has been off-loaded from a boat, probably one engaged in the Baltic trades; the wood is being stored in the dock to save quay space whilst awaiting further transportation.

This is an excerpt from Picturesque Harbours Photographic Memories, by Dr Raymond Solly

This photograph of The Hard, overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, shows at least three pubs - including The Victoria and Albert in the centre of the picture. The many waterfront drinking houses would have tempted Portsmouth's shifting population of sailors. On the extreme right are the premises of the now defunct National Provincial Bank of England.

This photograph of The Hard, overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, shows at least three pubs - including The Victoria and Albert in the centre of the picture. The many waterfront drinking houses would have tempted Portsmouth's shifting population of sailors. On the extreme right are the premises of the now defunct National Provincial Bank of England.

This is an excerpt from Hampshire Photographic Memories, by Nick Channer