Were you a Beverley Babe?
June 6, 2017
Beverley Babes The Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home As Britain prepared for the possibility of going to war with Germany, the Southsea based Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home, known as Bowland, made plans to evacuate their premises, with patients and staff to be taken to Beverley House, Wickham. On the 1st […] – read more…
Destitute woman transported by Portsmouth court – 1810
January 13, 2014
This destitute Portsmouth woman stole and sold a coat and was punished with seven years transportation. – read more…
Punishment in Hampshire Quarter Session Courts – 1800
July 9, 2013
Criminals were often sentenced to whipping in Hampshire Quarter Sessions courts. Here are some examples from the 1800s. – read more…
Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Portsmouth & Southampton Memorials
March 6, 2013
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have erected new plaques at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial – read more…
Palmerston’s Folly – The Story of Portsmouth’s Forts
January 4, 2013
Several generations of Portsmouth people have given the nickname ‘Palmerston’s Folly’ to the Victorian forts on Portsdown Hill.
The forts are on the crest of the hill, overlooking Portsmouth and it’s harbour. When and why were they built? – read more…