Dinner and Dancing at Tps Scoreboard tomorrow. [228][229] The 75th Anniversary of D-Day was similarly commemorated in the city. Portsmouth forums . Preview. [220][221] The overture was played during a 2007 BBC Proms concert. The castle was withdrawn from active service in 1960, and was purchased by Portsmouth City Council. May light perpetual shine upon them. [368], Portsmouth has four mainline railway stations: Hilsea, Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea[369] and Portsmouth Harbour. Their fans have gone on like absolute fucking bellends this year. Names or keywords. [239] Southsea (as Port Burdock) features in The History of Mr Polly by H. G. Wells, who describes it as "one of the three townships that are grouped around the Port Burdock naval dockyards". So what are you waiting for? Several Victorian-era forts on Portsdown Hill are tourist attractions;[267] Fort Nelson, a its summit, is home to the Royal Armouries museum. [128] North of Eastney is the residential Milton and an area of reclaimed land known as Milton Common (formerly Milton Lake),[115] a "flat scrubby land with a series of freshwater lakes". [8] Portsmouth became a unitary authority on 1 April 1997, with its city council gaining the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council previously held by Hampshire County Council. You need to register before you can post or reply to threads - click here to register. [245][246] The collection, set around Portsmouth, includes stories by crime novelists William Sutton and Diana Bretherick. [308] South Parade Pier was built in 1878, and is among the United Kingdom's 55 remaining private piers. [294] The approximately 25-acre (10 ha) Milton Road Cemetery, founded on 8 April 1912, has about 200 burials per year. In 1684, a list of ships docked in Portsmouth was evidence of its increasing national importance. [167] 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. Portsmouth's population was 205,100 in the 2011 UK Census. In 1941, a firebomb fell on its roof and destroyed the nave. [394] It was purchased by TLRC, who relaunched the station in 2001 as the Quay;[395] Portsmouth Football Club became a stakeholder in 2007, selling it in 2009. 2 talking about this. Kingston Cemetery, opened in 1856, is in east Fratton. [55] The first ship built in over 100 years, HMS Portsmouth, was launched in 1650; twelve ships were built between 1650 and 1660. The Palmerston Forts were built around Portsmouth in 1859 in anticipation of another invasion from continental Europe. I have a reservation for only 10, but anyone can have my seat after the band comes on at 9pm, because you'll … Portsmouth F.C., the city's professional football club, play their home games at Fratton Park in Milton. The £600 million mixed-use development, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, would include shops, offices and 1,500 harbourside apartments. [122], Old Portsmouth, the city's oldest part, is in the south-west part of the island and includes Portsmouth Point (nicknamed Spice Island). [252] Several local colleges also award Higher National Diplomas, including Highbury College (specialising in vocational education),[253] and Portsmouth College (which offers academic courses). I am grateful my suburb has green areas, and I can walk up the hill and look over Portsmouth harbour, and I can walk down to the foreshore so I can still get my “seaside” fix. [115] [23] [276][277], Most of the city's landmarks and tourist attractions are related to its naval history. Click here for a full list of the hundreds of forums available to you The average maximum temperature in July is 22 °C (72 °F), and the average minimum is 15 °C (59 °F). They were built in the 19th century by order of Lord Palmerston. The chapel opened after the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1791 was passed, and was replaced by the cathedral. [143], Portsmouth is the only city in the United Kingdom whose population density exceeds that of London. [178] A ferry port handles passengers and cargo,[179] and a fishing fleet of 20 to 30 boats operates out of Camber Quay, Old Portsmouth; most of the catch is sold at the quayside fish market. [7] The 800th anniversary of the royal charter was celebrated on 2 May 1994. [347] Great Salterns Golf Club, established in 1926,[348] is an 18-hole parkland course with two holes played across a lake;[349] there are coastal courses at Hayling and the Gosport and Stokes Bay Golf Club. To me a keeper should not get beaten in the middle of goal by a shot he sees from the boot that far out. [8], King John reaffirmed Richard I's rights and privileges, and established a permanent naval base. [129] Further north on the east coast is Baffins, with the Great Salterns recreation ground and golf course around Portsmouth College. City of Portsmouth - Family History & Genealogy Message Board. select the forum that you want to visit from the list below. [48] She was raised and brought to a purpose-built structure in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 1982. The court-martial opened on 12 September 1792 aboard HMS Duke in Portsmouth Harbour; of the ten remaining men, three were sentenced to death. [172] They are in Guildhall Square, with the Portsmouth Guildhall and Portsmouth Central Library. It is also known colloquially as Pompey, a nickname shared with HMNB Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Football Club. Message Classification. 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. I walk 3 miles daily across a park, through woods then around marshes alongside a river on the edge of the city. [24] Builders still occasionally find unexploded bombs, such as on the site of the destroyed Hippodrome Theatre in 1984. [113] Portsmouth celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005, with Queen Elizabeth II present at a fleet review and a mock battle. [31] Commercial interests had grown by the following century, and its exports included wool, corn, grain, and livestock. [28] In 1229, declaring war against France, Henry III assembled a force described by historian Lake Allen as "one of the finest armies that had ever been raised in England". The application was made on the grounds that it was the "first naval port of the kingdom". [69], Portsmouth's coat of arms is attested in the early 19th century as "azure a crescent or, surmounted by an estoile of eight points of the last. [39] Henry VII rebuilt the fortifications with stone, assisted Robert Brygandine and Sir Reginald Bray in the construction of the world's first dry dock,[40] and raised the Square Tower in 1494. [321] It became a cathedral in 1932 and was enlarged, although construction was halted during the Second World War. 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. [24][165] On 1 April 1974, it formed the second tier of local government (below Hampshire County Council);[166] Portsmouth and Southampton became administratively independent of Hampshire with the creation of the unitary authority on 1 April 1997. [116] Gosport is a borough to the west. Posted Within. Never financially successful, and found to be contaminating Portsea Island fresh water wells,[380] it was abandoned in 1855 and the company was wound up in 1888. [362] P&O Ferries ended their service to Bilbao on 27 September 2010 due to "unsustainable losses". The city forms part of the South Hampshire metropolitan area, which includes the nearby city of Southampton and the towns of Gosport, Fareham, Waterlooville, Havant and Eastleigh. [134] Other districts include North End and Fratton. No trophies included, but it is still interesting. I don’t think there’s anyone who thinks Portsmouth is a bigger club than Sunderland. 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 Guildhall, a symbol of Portsmouth, is a cultural venue. [47] Some historians believe that the Mary Rose turned too quickly and submerged her open gun ports; according to others, it sank due to poor design. [24] Construction of the 552-foot-tall (168 m) Spinnaker Tower, sponsored by the National Lottery, began at Gunwharf Quays in 2003. [24] It supplied water to about 4,500 of Portsmouth's 14,000 houses, generating an income of £5,000 a year. 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These were part of a network of fortifications intended to guard military bases on the British coastline from an inland attack. Parliamentarian troops were sent to besiege it, and the guns of Southsea Castle were fired at the town's royalist garrison. [397][398], Portsmouth has been home to a number of famed authors; Charles Dickens, known for Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities and The Pickwick Papers, was born there. [97][173] It was opened to the public in 1890. [420], Notable sportspeople include Commonwealth Games gold medalist Michael East,[421] Olympic medallist in cycling Rob Hayles,[422] former British light-heavyweight boxing champion Tony Oakey,[423] and Olympic medallist Alan Pascoe. Around this time, a bill was passed in the House of Commons on the creation of a canal to link Portsmouth to Chichester; however, the project was abandoned. [59] Two years later, on 30 May 1775, Captain James Cook arrived on HMS Endeavour after circumnavigating the globe. [196][197] The scheme was criticised for its size and location, and some officials said that it would interfere with harbour operations. [23] Before departing, Nelson told the crew of HMS Victory and workers in the dockyard that "England expects every man will do his duty". [317][318] It was rebuilt and developed into a parish church and an Anglican cathedral. [396], Portsmouth's daily newspaper is The News, founded in 1873 and previously known as the Portsmouth Evening News. Top 40 English football clubs by all-time points won in the top flight . Bluetag Posted on 10/01/2020 13:02 Dismiss Mr Jackettt! [241][242], Crime novels set in Portsmouth and the surrounding area include Graham Hurley's D.I. The Portsmouth Area Talking News (PATN) was started in 1973. 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Portsmouth Point is a 1925 overture for orchestra by English composer William Walton, inspired by Thomas Rowlandson's etching of Portsmouth Point in Old Portsmouth. [24] The air raids caused 930 deaths and wounded almost 3,000 people,[91][92] many in the dockyard and military establishments. [182][183] The shopping centre has 185,000 to 230,000 visitors weekly. [14] In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a warrior named Port and his two sons killed a noble Briton in Portsmouth in 501. Faraday/D.C. 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[269] The southern part of the Royal Marines' Eastney Barracks is now the Royal Marines Museum, and was opened to the public under the National Heritage Act 1983. Although gunpowder was not provided due to safety concerns, it could be obtained at Priddy's Hard (near Gosport). The 300-foot (91 m) tower will be Portsmouth's second-tallest structure, after the Spinnaker Tower. compete in Wessex League Division One; United Services was founded in 1962,[340] and Baffins Milton Rovers in 2011. [184] Redevelopment has created new shopping areas, including the Gunwharf Quays (the repurposed HMS Vernon shore establishment,[185][186] with stores, restaurants and a cinema) and the Historic Dockyard, which caters to tourists and holds an annual Victorian Christmas market. [296] An armoury sold small arms to soldiers, and the stone frigate also had blacksmith and carpenter shops for armourers. Footymad club forum. The Conservatives have 19, including lord mayor Lee Mason. I wouldn't have a problem with Portsmouth if it wasnt for their made up rivalry with us and all the trouble they've caused at the SOL, Wembley and their ground. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. [378] Heathrow is linked to Portsmouth by National Express coaches. The Romans built Portus Adurni, a fort, at nearby Portchester in the late third century. have played in the Wessex Football League Premier Division since 1998. [356][358][359], On 18 May 2006, Trasmediterranea began service to Bilbao in competition with P&O's service. Portsmouth (/ˈpɔːrtsməθ/ (listen)) is an English port city primarily built on Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire. The forts were nicknamed "Palmerston's Follies" because their armaments were pointed inland and not out to sea. Portsmouth FC; Welcome to Footymad Forums! Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. Felecia was born in 1907 and I have not been able to locate her in the household with her parents at anytime. [208] The Groundlings Theatre, built in 1784, is housed at the Old Beneficial School in Portsea. Author. Portsmouth F.C. [126] Southsea developed as a seaside and bathing resort. [236] Nicholas and Smike, the main protagonists of Charles Dickens' novel The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, make their way to Portsmouth and become involved with a theatrical troupe. susan t. Posted 1/8/16 4:30 PM; Link to discussion SuzieFromPelham Pelham, NH. [189], Development of Gunwharf Quays continued until 2007, when the 330-foot-tall (101 m) No. The Breeze broadcasts from Southampton to the city on 107.4 MHz,[391] and the non-profit community station, Express FM, broadcasts on 93.7. [281] Britain's first iron-hulled warship, HMS Warrior, was restored and moved to Portsmouth in June 1987 after serving as an oil fuel pier at Pembroke Dock in Pembrokeshire for fifty years. [370] The city is on two direct South Western Railway routes to London Waterloo, via Guildford and Basingstoke. [126] 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. [361] Trasmediterránea discontinued its Bilbao service in March 2007, citing a need to deploy the Fortuny elsewhere. [142] In summer, temperatures sometimes reach 30 °C (86 °F). His body was brought back to Portsmouth in November, and received high naval and military honours. Portsmouth International Port is a commercial cruise-ship and international ferry port. [22], Although Portsmouth was not mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, Bocheland (Buckland), Copenore (Copnor), and Frodentone (Fratton) were. [64][65] In 1789, a chapel was erected in Prince George's Street and was dedicated to St John by the Bishop of Winchester. To start viewing messages, before you can post or reply to threads - click here to register. [305][304]and has the largest glass floor in Europe. Answer 1 of 12: This is where the Megabus is supposed to depart from, but I can't seem to find the Bus Stop A. [170] The leader of the council is the Liberal Democrat, Gerald Vernon-Jackson. [133], Northern areas of the city include Stamshaw, Hilsea and Copnor, Cosham, Drayton, Farlington, and Port Solent. They won’t go up this season. IPS Default 4.4 (Default) Powered by Invision Community × Existing user? There’s no doubt that our recent success is better but obviously on a support level we’re a long way behind Sunderland. TRENDING: inactives-surprises ***Week 14 GameDay Thread - Cowboys ... *While the board rules still apply to this section, they are a bit more lenient, because the whole purpose is talking trash. [24], In 1759, General James Wolfe sailed to capture Quebec; the expedition, although successful, cost him his life. Click to expand... You're there, or there abouts I'd say. [350], Portsmouth Harbour has passenger-ferry links to Gosport and the Isle of Wight from the Portsmouth International Port,[351] with car-ferry service to the Isle of Wight nearby. [91][138] South of the Guildhall is Guildhall Walk, with a number of pubs and clubs. [383], A new public transport structure is under discussion, including monorails and light rail. The Victory was placed in permanent dry dock in 1922 when the Society for Nautical Research led a national appeal to restore her,[76] and 22 million people have visited the ship. [130][131][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. Posted: Classification: … [278][279] Portsmouth is home to several well-known ships; Horatio Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, the world's oldest naval ship still in commission, is in the dry dock of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. [360] They were quickly corrected, and the service was cleared for passengers on 23 May of that year. The Journal, a free weekly newspaper, is published by News publisher Johnston Press. the place is going to be packed, I heard. The first docks were begun by William of Wrotham in 1212,[23][26] and John summoned his earls, barons, and military advisers to plan an invasion of Normandy. [411][412] 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. [33] Two years later, a French fleet led by Nicholas Béhuchet raided Portsmouth and destroyed most of the town; only the stone-built church and hospital survived. Buckland was merged into the town by the 1860s, and Fratton and Stamshaw were incorporated by the next decade. Portsmouth Harbour was a vital military embarkation point for the 6 June 1944 D-Day landings. [365][366], Local bus services are provided by Stagecoach South and First Hampshire & Dorset to the city and its surrounding towns. IP: Logged. [77] A network of forts, known as the Palmerston Forts, was built around the town as part of a programme led by Prime Minister Lord Palmerston to defend British military bases from an inland attack. [26] 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. The city used to be even more densely populated, with the 1951 census showing a population of 233,545. Portsmouth's history can be traced back to Roman Britain. Home | Message Board | Contact Us | About Us | Fan Pics | Fan Polls | RSS Feed | Top of Thread | Login | Register. By the early nineteenth century, the world's first mass-production line was set up in Portsmouth Dockyard's Block Mills; this made it the world's most industrialised site, and the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The 1919 Southsea and Portsmouth Official Guide described the establishment as "the finest collections of weapons outside the Tower of London, containing more than 25,000 rifles". [209] New Prince's Theatre and Southsea's Kings Theatre were designed by Victorian architect Frank Matcham. [205][206], Portsmouth has several theatres. Eisenhower. The 2016 show held during the last weekend of April, featured cover bands such as the Silver Beatles, the Bog Rolling Stones, and Fleetingwood Mac. It was run by three officers: a viz (storekeeper), a clerk, and a foreman. Further northwest, around Portchester, are Wicor, Cams, and Great Cams Lakes. [427] Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar, the last constitutional monarch of the island state, lives in exile in Portsmouth with his wife and six children. Check out the Portsmouth Student message board to discuss student accommodation in Portsmouth. [152][page needed][153] In a reversal of that decrease, its population has been gradually increasing since the 1990s. Portsmouth's long association with the armed forces is demonstrated by a large number of war memorials, including several at the Royal Marines Museum[288] and a large collection of memorials related to the Royal Navy in Victoria Park. [135][136] The west of the city contains council estates, such as Buckland, Landport, and Portsea, which replaced Victorian terraces destroyed by Second World War bombing. [303][304] The tower weighs over 33,000 tonnes (32,000 long tons; 36,000 short tons). Search for content in message boards. 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