The Portsmouth Society’s Annual General Meeting took place at 7pm on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at the Royal maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS.
After the formal business, Fi Rosen gave a talk about Father Robert Dolling of St Agatha’s Church. Father Robert Dolling was an extraordinary figure who had a profound influence on the society, morals, education and health of the people of Landport, Portsmouth in the 1890s. Sent to the town to start a mission and revive the influence of the Church, he entered a wild, untamed corner of the kingdom where drinking, violence, prostitution and vice of all sorts proliferated in its dark, tight and stinking streets.
Links to meeting documents