We will soon be launching a new website. Once it is ready, we will post it here and eventually, this website's domain will change to the new website, or we will change to a new domain.
A substantial quantity of draft strategy documents passed through the Council Cabinet meeting on 10 March - and were given approval. The following will be of interest to members: Reports Pack/Agenda -Private rental sector strategy for Portsmouth 2020-2025 -Home energy and water strategy for Portsmouth 2020-2025 -Greening Portsmouth strategy -Capital strategy 2021-2030 The latter is heavy going, but of interest is the list of ‘aspirational’ projects
The council recently held a drop-in consultation for local residents, to get feedback on a somewhat loaded question: what kind of housing development would you like to see here when this fine period building is knocked down? It’s been on the cards for some time, but is moving towards reality. The building in question has a long history, but its
No one who has browsed the local history sections of our libraries or few remaining bookshops can have failed to notice the name of Ray Riley, and we would imagine that most of our members possess at least one of his many publications. He was amongst the most prodigious writers on the City of Portsmouth, a stalwart member of and
The Portsmouth Society's Annual General Meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at the Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS. After the formal business, Dr Sue McClory will offer a talk on Frank Matcham, who is considered to be one of the greatest British theatre architects of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Links to meeting documents
Following their popular series of paperbacks on towns in the Great War, Pen & Sword published a follow-on series entitled "Struggle and Suffrage", with local historians and authors again being asked to write about the experience of a town or city of their choice. Sarah Quail has the distinction of writing both the 'Great War' and 'Suffrage' volumes for Portsmouth, and will talk