Portchester, Castle, The Outer Walls c.1960
Photo ref: P73050
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A Selection of Memories from Portchester

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Portchester

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We moved to Portchester because of my father's job (He worked on Portsdown Hill) and in 1967 I married my husband at St Mary's church in Portchester. I have fond memorys of the church as I was confirmed in it and spent my teenage years attending the Youth Club. I can remember one occasion when Acker Bilk and his jazzman played in the Village? Hall, & this was well attended. I don't think we had many well known ...see more
When I moved with my family from North Boarhunt we came here to Portchester.  Little was I to know, but I would be getting married in the beautiful church in the castle grounds.  It was a lovely setting, with the lych gate and castle as a back drop.  My husband-to-be had been in the choir a few years before and so when we came out married, the choir held up their prayer books to make an arch.  I have moved on since then and now live in Southampton but Portchester is still in my heart.