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Portsmouth WEA Local History Books

The Portsmouth Workers Education Association (WEA), an adult education group, has a local history group who write a splendid series of publications concerning the history of Portsmouth.

The books cover various areas of Portsmouth and contain fascinating detail of the streets and houses within the area, using early records from Portsmouth record office. Many books include personal stories from inhabitants of the area, as do the books about wartime and work experiences. They are an invaluable source of social history and detailed observation of daily life, mainly from the 1920s to the 1930s but also the 40s and 50s.