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 Heathrow is linked to Portsmouth by National Express coaches.  He also invested heavily in the town's dockyard, expanding it to 8 acres (3.2 ha).  Edinburgh Road contains the city's Roman Catholic cathedral and Victoria Park, a 15-acre (6.1 ha) park which opened in 1878. The University of Portsmouth has a student population of 23,000.  They were massacred by the English survivors the following year; rebuilding began, although the town experienced further attacks until 1066.  Portsea Island is separated from the mainland by Portsbridge Creek,[page needed] which is crossed by three road bridges (the M275 motorway, the A3 road, and the A2030 road), a railway bridge, and two footbridges.  A pump room and baths were built near the present-day Clarence Pier, and a complex was developed which included vapour baths, showers, and card-playing and assembly rooms for holiday-goers.  The overture was played during a 2007 BBC Proms concert.  The tower weighs over 33,000 tonnes (32,000 long tons; 36,000 short tons). [page needed] Portsdown Hill dominates the skyline in the north, and contains several large Palmerston Forts[a] such as Fort Fareham, Fort Wallington, Fort Nelson, Fort Southwick, Fort Widley, and Fort Purbrook.  In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a warrior named Port and his two sons killed a noble Briton in Portsmouth in 501. , Local bus services are provided by Stagecoach South and First Hampshire & Dorset to the city and its surrounding towns. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. , The city council has 42 councillors.  Further north on the east coast is Baffins, with the Great Salterns recreation ground and golf course around Portsmouth College.  Heathrow and Gatwick are 65 miles (105 km) and 75 miles (121 km) away, respectively. May light perpetual shine upon them. I don’t think there’s anyone who thinks Portsmouth is a bigger club than Sunderland. , Portsmouth was granted city status in 1926 after a long campaign by the borough council.  The scheme was criticised for its size and location, and some officials said that it would interfere with harbour operations. The application was made on the grounds that it was the "first naval port of the kingdom".  Two years later, on 30 May 1775, Captain James Cook arrived on HMS Endeavour after circumnavigating the globe.  Cryptozoologist Jonathan Downes was born in Portsmouth, and lived there for a time.  Ocean Retail Park, on the north-eastern side of Portsea Island, was built in September 1985 on the site of a former metal-box factory. Preview. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. 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Reactions: gipetto and 123SunTan. Use Soundex. We did all we could to give them the win and we looked shattered. Oct 25, 2020 #13 They were very, very average. Posted: Classification: … Author.  In the early 20th century, its boundaries were extended to all of Portsea Island; they were further extended in 1920 and 1932, including areas of the mainland and adjacent villages such as Drayton and Farlington.  In May 2017, as League Two champions, they were promoted to League One for the 2017–18 season. the place is going to be packed, I heard. , From 1885 to 1914, the Southsea Railway operated between Southsea and Fratton. By 1817, Gunwharf reportedly employed 5,000 men and housed the world's largest naval arsenal..  She was decommissioned on 11 December of that year at Portsmouth Naval Base in the presence of the queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and twelve senior members of the royal family. On 21 April 1926, Portsmouth was elevated from town to city status.  According to another source, the bombs were mistakenly dropped into the harbour rather than the dockyard. Portsmouth F.C. Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, 70 miles south-west of London and 19 miles south-east of Southampton.  It was constructed in phases; the nave was completed in 1882; the crossing in 1886, and the chancel by 1893.  Fantasy author Neil Gaiman grew up in Purbrook and Southsea. There are currently 1 users browsing this forum. Francis Austen, brother of Jane Austen, briefly lived in the area after graduating from Portsmouth Naval Academy. Southsea is a seaside resort with an amusement arcade on Clarence Pier. They were built in the 19th century by order of Lord Palmerston. After centuries of decay, it became an ammunition store in 1540. For some reason you have posted this in the London forum. Bass 6.  The Guildhall was hit by an incendiary bomb which burnt out the interior and destroyed its inner walls, although the civic plate was retrieved unharmed from the vault under the front steps. Author. , Portsmouth was affected by the decline of the British Empire in the second half of the 20th century. The Guildhall, a symbol of Portsmouth, is a cultural venue.  After the war, the 2,000-acre (810 ha) Leigh Park estate was built to address the chronic housing shortage during post-war reconstruction. [page needed] Portsdown Hill is a large band of chalk; the rest of Portsea Island is composed of layers of London Clay and sand (part of the Bagshot Formation), formed principally during the Eocene. , Portsmouth Grammar School, the city's oldest independent school was founded in 1732.  The 800th anniversary of the royal charter was celebrated on 2 May 1994. , Portsmouth began hosting first-class cricket at the United Services Recreation Ground in 1882, and Hampshire County Cricket Club matches were played there from 1895 to 2000. , Although Portsmouth was not mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, Bocheland (Buckland), Copenore (Copnor), and Frodentone (Fratton) were. Southsea is a seaside resort and residential area at the southern end of Portsea Island.  It was purchased by TLRC, who relaunched the station in 2001 as the Quay; Portsmouth Football Club became a stakeholder in 2007, selling it in 2009. Pure Football Portsmouth.  Portsea Island, part of the Hampshire Basin, is low-lying; most of the island is less than 3 metres (9.8 ft) above sea level. Portsmouth's history can be traced back to Roman Britain.  The leader of the council is the Liberal Democrat, Gerald Vernon-Jackson. These players clearly did not get the Portsmouth Vision perhaps because it does not exist or was not convincingly explained so they left. Briefcase_wanchor Posted on 21/04/2015 22:53 FAO Cliffdale.  The resort is also the setting of the graphic novel The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch by high fantasy author Neil Gaiman, who grew up in Portsmouth. Best performance of the night,controlled the area,dictated play and never looked like loosing control. During the blitz, the cathedral was badly damaged when Luftwaffe bombing destroyed Bishop's House next door; it was restored in 1970, 1982, and 2001. Portsmouth was the most heavily-fortified town in the world and was considered "the world's greatest naval port" at the height of the British Empire, during the Pax Britannica. , Much of the city's housing stock was damaged during the war.  In the 2011 census, the city had 205,400 residents a population density of 5,100 per square kilometre (0.4 sq.  The Portsea Improvement Commissioners installed gas street lighting throughout Portsmouth in 1820, followed by Old Portsmouth three years later. Portsmouth was granted its first market town charter in 1194. To start viewing messages, Councillors are returned from 14 wards; each ward has three councillors, who serve four-year terms.  The city played a major role in the 50th D-Day anniversary in 1994; visitors included US President Bill Clinton, Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating, King Harald V of Norway, French President François Mitterrand, New Zealand Prime Minister Jim Bolger, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister John Major, the Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh.  On 1 April 1974, it formed the second tier of local government (below Hampshire County Council); Portsmouth and Southampton became administratively independent of Hampshire with the creation of the unitary authority on 1 April 1997.  Although the Oberste Heeresleitung (German Supreme Army Command) said that the town was "lavishly bombarded with good results", there were no reports of bombs dropped in the area.  The Groundlings Theatre, built in 1784, is housed at the Old Beneficial School in Portsea. HMNB Portsmouth, considered the home of the Royal Navy, is the base for two-thirds of the UK's surface fleet. Your most likely scenario would be train to Southampton Central and then change at that station for a direct train to Portsmouth. The New Theatre Royal in Guildhall Walk, near the city centre, specialises in professional drama. As regards accommodation I assume you have looked at the University links on the official Festival website. [page needed] Four sea forts were built in the Solent by Lord Palmerston: Spitbank Fort, St Helens Fort, Horse Sand Fort and No Man's Land Fort. Lee Co, Inc.  It is located primarily on Portsea Island and is the United Kingdom's only island city, although the city has expanded to the mainland.  The stations broadcast from Rowridge. Posted Within. , The annual Portsmouth International Kite Festival, organised by the city council and the Kite Society of Great Britain, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.  Plans were announced in 2015 for a Solent Eye at the pier: a £750,000, 24-gondola Ferris wheel similar to the London Eye. , The city is administered by Portsmouth City Council, a unitary authority which is responsible for local affairs.  During the late 17th century, Portsmouth continued to grow; a new wharf was constructed in 1663 for military use, and a mast pond was dug in 1665. The city council won a concession, however, and the dockyard was downgraded instead to a naval base.  A popular recreation area, it hosts a number of annual events which include carnivals, Christmas markets, and Victorian festivals.  About 1,200 ships were refitted in the dockyard during the war, making it one of the empire's most strategic ports at the time. The 300-foot (91 m) tower will be Portsmouth's second-tallest structure, after the Spinnaker Tower. Posted Within. Top 40 English football clubs by all-time points won in the top flight .  The crest and supporters are based on those of the royal arms, but altered to show the city's maritime connections: the lions and unicorn have fish tails, and a naval crown and a representation of the Tudor defensive boom which stretched across Portsmouth Harbour are around the unicorn.. , Portsmouth is 73.5 miles (118.3 km) by road from central London, 49.5 miles (79.7 km) west of Brighton, and 22.3 miles (35.9 km) east of Southampton.  The remains of Henry VIII's flagship, Mary Rose, was rediscovered on the seabed in 1971. , When the British Empire was at its height of power, covering a quarter of Earth's total land area and 458 million people at the turn of the 20th century, Portsmouth was considered "the world's greatest naval port". Sep 18, 2020 #1 Saw Portsmouth play the other night, got turned over by Brighton reserves, if Pompey one of the favourites to get promotion we should walk this league, they were woeful. Parliamentarians in Gosport joined the assault, damaging St Thomas's Church.  New Prince's Theatre and Southsea's Kings Theatre were designed by Victorian architect Frank Matcham.  A connection of the coat of arms with the Great Seal of Richard I (which had a separate star and crescent) dates to the 20th century.  In 2013, it had about 23,000 students and over 2,500 staff members. , Portsmouth has four mainline railway stations: Hilsea, Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. , Notable sportspeople include Commonwealth Games gold medalist Michael East, Olympic medallist in cycling Rob Hayles, former British light-heavyweight boxing champion Tony Oakey, and Olympic medallist Alan Pascoe. This seems to be a Portsmouth forum but most of the posts on there are about us: Portsmouth Message Board | TrueBlueArmy.com Message Board.  A £100 million contract was signed to develop needed facilities for the vessels.  They were built in the Firth of Forth at Rosyth Dockyard and BAE Systems Surface Ships in Glasgow, Babcock International at Rosyth, and at HMNB Portsmouth. The Victory was placed in permanent dry dock in 1922 when the Society for Nautical Research led a national appeal to restore her, and 22 million people have visited the ship. Not at our best our midfield struggled to get to grips but MK Dons aren't pushovers and made it very difficult for us. susan t. Posted 1/8/16 4:30 PM; Link to discussion SuzieFromPelham Pelham, NH. Its name originates from Southsea Castle, a seafront castle built in 1544 by Henry VIII to help defend the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. Featuring many members from all walks of life and a wide variety of games from the lightest party gimmick to the heavier brain burners.  Frosts are light and short-lived and snow quite rare in winter, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing.  After the 28 April 1789 mutiny on the Bounty, HMS Pandora was dispatched from Portsmouth to bring the mutineers back for trial. Studentpad will continue to maintain all services during the Covid-19 situation, and remains the best way to find first-rate student accommodation. They include the D-Day Story in Southsea, which contains the 83-metre-long (272 ft) Overlord Embroidery.  They were quickly corrected, and the service was cleared for passengers on 23 May of that year. , Portsmouth is frequently used as a filming location for television and film productions. , Old Portsmouth, the city's oldest part, is in the south-west part of the island and includes Portsmouth Point (nicknamed Spice Island). announced plans to move from Fratton Park to a new stadium on reclaimed land next to the Historic Dockyard. Edward III instructed all maritime towns to build vessels and raise troops to rendezvous at Portsmouth.  In the city centre, the Guildhall Square Cenotaph contains the names of the fallen and is guarded by stone sculptures of machine gunners by Charles Sargeant Jagger. All forums . A Southsea street was renamed The Ocean at the End of the Lane by the city council in honour of Gaiman's novel of the same name.  In November 2014, That's Solent was introduced as part of a nationwide roll-out of local Freeview channels in south-central England. , According to RAJAR, popular radio stations include regional Wave 105 and Global Radio's Heart and Capital FM. , In 1759, General James Wolfe sailed to capture Quebec; the expedition, although successful, cost him his life. After the May 2018 local elections, the Liberal Democrats formed a minority administration (16 councillors) supported by Labour (five councillors). Moneyfields F.C. The season will either be played to a conclusion as per the current rules and before the time that players contracts end (so 30th June I believe), or if that is not possible, it will be voided/cancelled. A controversial decision was made to replace a section of the central city, including Landport, Somerstown and Buckland, with council housing during the 1960s and early 1970s.  Novelist and historian Walter Besant, author of By Celia's Arbour, A Tale of Portsmouth Town, was born in Portsmouth. The canal lock entrance at Locksway Road in Milton is east of the Thatched House pub.  The 75th Anniversary of D-Day was similarly commemorated in the city. , In 1805, Admiral Nelson left Portsmouth to command the fleet which defeated France and Spain at the Battle of Trafalgar. It’s probably the only major trophy well ever win during my lifetime.  Edward died in 1377; his grandson Richard II was crowned, and the French landed in Portsmouth that year. At 52 acres (21 ha), it is Portsmouth's largest cemetery and has about 400 burials a year. You need to register , Edward II ordered all ports on the south coast to assemble their largest vessels at Portsmouth to carry soldiers and horses to the Duchy of Aquitaine in 1324 to strengthen defences.  There is a South Western Railway stopping service to Southampton Central and Great Western Railway service to Cardiff Central via Southampton, Salisbury, Bath Spa and Bristol. , Under the Commonwealth of England, Robert Blake used the harbour as his base during the First Anglo-Dutch War in 1652 and the Anglo-Spanish War. In 1416, a number of French ships blockaded the town (which housed ships which were set to invade Normandy); Henry gathered a fleet at Southampton, and invaded the Norman coast in August of that year. Portsmouth Message Board | TrueBlueArmy.com Message Board Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum.  The invasion stalled, and returned from France in October 1231. Subject.  The murder took place in the Greyhound public house on High Street, which is now Buckingham House and has a commemorative plaque.  The museum received a £14 million grant from the National Lottery Fund, and was scheduled to relocate to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 2019. Thanks.  In January 1997, Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia embarked from the city on her final voyage to oversee the handover of Hong Kong; for many, this marked the end of the empire.  Southern has service to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, Croydon, and London Victoria.  Several local colleges also award Higher National Diplomas, including Highbury College (specialising in vocational education), and Portsmouth College (which offers academic courses).  Portsmouth's first chapel, dedicated to Thomas Becket, was built by Jean de Gisors in the second half of the 12th century. Faraday/D.C.  The project was rejected by the city council due to the 2008 financial crisis.  Originally a terminal for ferries travelling to the Isle of Wight, it was soon redeveloped as an entertainment centre.  Son of a Protestant Northern Irish petty officer in the Royal Navy, Callaghan was the only person to hold all four Great Offices of State: foreign secretary, home secretary, chancellor and prime minister.  In August 2009, internal demolition of the existing building had begun.  It was rebuilt and developed into a parish church and an Anglican cathedral. , The Royal Garrison Church was founded in 1212 by Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester.  Between 1667 and 1685, the town's fortifications were rebuilt; new walls were constructed with bastions and two moats were dug, making Portsmouth one of the world's most heavily fortified places.  The city is divided into two parliamentary constituencies, Portsmouth South and Portsmouth North, represented in the House of Commons by Stephen Morgan of the Labour Party and Penny Mordaunt of the Conservative Party. , Most of the city's landmarks and tourist attractions are related to its naval history.  The Danes returned in 1001 and pillaged Portsmouth and the surrounding area, threatening the English with extinction. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. The cathedral was re-consecrated before Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1991. Before 1791, Roman Catholic chapels in towns with borough status were prohibited.  The Portsmouth Summer Show is held at King George's Fields. Click here for a full list of the hundreds of forums available to you  Nevil Shute moved to the city in 1934 when he relocated his aircraft company, and his former home is in Southsea.  The naval base is home to two-thirds of Britain's surface fleet. Parliamentarian troops were sent to besiege it, and the guns of Southsea Castle were fired at the town's royalist garrison. Vatican policy in England at the time was to found.  Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia left the city to oversee the 1997 transfer of Hong Kong which, for many, marked the end of the British Empire. The route through Portsea Island began from a basin formerly located on Arundel Street and cut through Landport, Fratton and Milton, ending at the eastern end of Locksway Road in Milton (where a set of lock gates accessed Langstone and Chichester Harbours.  The Royal Navy's reliance on Portsmouth led to its becoming the most fortified city in the world.  Portsmouth's long industrial history with the Royal Navy has drawn many people from across the British Isles (particularly Irish Catholics) to its factories and docks. Felecia was born in 1907 and I have not been able to locate her in the household with her parents at anytime. Home | Message Board | Contact Us | About Us | Fan ... if you put something on this message board, (or any board for that matter), it's called a post not e-mail.  Richard gave Portsmouth market-town status with a royal charter on 2 May, authorising an annual fifteen-day free-market fair, weekly markets and a local court to deal with minor matters, and exempted its inhabitants from an £18 annual tax.  It was opened to the public in 1890. POB (Portsmouth On Board) is a friendly local board gaming group based in Portsmouth, UK. In 1986, the IBA increased the Portsmouth licence to include Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The court-martial opened on 12 September 1792 aboard HMS Duke in Portsmouth Harbour; of the ten remaining men, three were sentenced to death. Footymad Forums offer you the chance to interact and discuss all things football with fellow fans from around the world, and share your views on footballing issues from the latest, breaking transfer rumours to the state of the game at international level and everything in between. After the Restoration, Charles II married Catherine of Braganza at the Royal Garrison Church. For other uses, see. The city council attempted to create new work; an industrial estate was built in Fratton in 1948, and others were built at Paulsgrove and Farlington during the 1950s and 1960s. It was closed in 1914 due to competition from tram and trolleybus services. 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