[189], Development of Gunwharf Quays continued until 2007, when the 330-foot-tall (101 m) No. [265][266], Many of Portsmouth's former defences are now museums or event venues. [409][410] His father, Marc Isambard Brunel, worked for the Royal Navy and developed the world's first production line to mass-produce pulley blocks for ship rigging. [13] The city's Old English name, "Portesmuða", is derived from port (a haven) and muða (the mouth of a large river or estuary). 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. [24] Although traditional industries such as brewing and corset manufacturing disappeared during this time, electrical engineering became a major employer. [94] Many of the city's houses were damaged, and areas of Landport and Old Portsmouth destroyed; the future site of Gunwharf Quays was razed to the ground. [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. In 1986, the IBA increased the Portsmouth licence to include Southampton and the Isle of Wight. [285] The dockyard hosts the Victorian Festival of Christmas, featuring Father Christmas in a traditional green robe, each November.[286][287]. In 1684, a list of ships docked in Portsmouth was evidence of its increasing national importance. Although a light-rail link to Gosport was authorised in 2002 (with completion expected in 2005), the project has been in jeopardy since the Department for Transport refused to fund it in November 2005. [115] Boxing was a popular sport between 1910 and 1960, and a monument commemorating the city's boxing heritage was built in 2017. One of the oldest local reserves in the county, built from reclaimed land in 1771, it provides habitat for migratory wildfowl and waders.[124]. [114], 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. [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. [126] Southsea developed as a seaside and bathing resort. Portsmouth was England's first line of defence during the 1545 French invasion. Check out the Portsmouth Student message board to discuss student accommodation in Portsmouth. [49] His unpopular military adviser, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, was stabbed to death in an Old Portsmouth pub by war veteran John Felton five years later. [324] It was constructed in phases; the nave was completed in 1882; the crossing in 1886, and the chancel by 1893. Portsmouth's population was 205,100 in the 2011 UK Census. [24], Much of the city's housing stock was damaged during the war. [187][188] 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. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. [41] Although King Alfred may have used Portsmouth to build ships as early as the ninth century, the first warship recorded as constructed in the town was the Sweepstake (built in 1497). [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. [389] The stations broadcast from Rowridge. [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. After the May 2018 local elections, the Liberal Democrats formed a minority administration (16 councillors) supported by Labour (five councillors). 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. The 1662 marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza was celebrated in the church, and large receptions were held there after the defeat of Napoleon at the 1814 Battle of Leipzig. He died within sight of the town, returning from Cádiz. By 1817, Gunwharf reportedly employed 5,000 men and housed the world's largest naval arsenal.[297]. Pinafore is a comic opera in two acts set in Portsmouth Harbour, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. 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. [6] Its motto, "Heaven's Light Our Guide" (referring to the city's eight-pointed star and crescent-moon emblem), was registered in 1929. Edward III instructed all maritime towns to build vessels and raise troops to rendezvous at Portsmouth. [37], Henry V built Portsmouth's first permanent fortifications. [268] Tudor-era Southsea Castle has a small museum, and much of the seafront defences leading to the Round Tower are open to the public. [323], The Cathedral of St John the Evangelist was built in 1882 to accommodate Portsmouth's increasing Roman Catholic population, and replaced a chapel built in 1796 to the west. Pure Football Portsmouth. After it closed, housing (Anchorage Park), industry, stores (Ocean Retail Park) and a school (Admiral Lord Nelson School) were built on the site. [115] It has a South Western Railway rail connection, requiring a change at Southampton Central or Eastleigh. I walk 3 miles daily across a park, through woods then around marshes alongside a river on the edge of the city. [5] I would agree with PMQ above. Posted Within. [19] Æthelwulf sent Wulfherd and the governor of Dorsetshire to confront the Danes at Portsmouth, where most of their ships were docked. [23][27] He granted the town the coat of arms of Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, whom he had defeated during the Third Crusade in 1191: "a crescent of gold on a shade of azure, with a blazing star of eight points", reflecting significant involvement of local soldiers, sailors, and vessels in the holy war. [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. So what are you waiting for? [418] Cryptozoologist Jonathan Downes was born in Portsmouth, and lived there for a time. To me a keeper should not get beaten in the middle of goal by a shot he sees from the boot that far out. All Boards. Portsmouth Harbour is the start of the line and therefore more likely to give you seating. [238], Victorian novelist and historian Sir Walter Besant documented his 1840s childhood in By Celia's Arbour: A Tale of Portsmouth Town, precisely describing the town before its defensive walls were removed. [24][51] The murder took place in the Greyhound public house on High Street, which is now Buckingham House and has a commemorative plaque. [75], In 1805, Admiral Nelson left Portsmouth to command the fleet which defeated France and Spain at the Battle of Trafalgar. Oct 19, 2020 #47 Dilligaf60 said: Rightly so. [105] 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. The common met the demands of the early-19th-century military for a clear firing range,[312] and parallels the shore from Clarence Pier to Southsea Castle. Yes. 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. [308] South Parade Pier was built in 1878, and is among the United Kingdom's 55 remaining private piers. The successful outcome of the war reaffirmed Portsmouth's significance as a naval port and its importance to the defence of British interests. [388] In November 2014, That's Solent was introduced as part of a nationwide roll-out of local Freeview channels in south-central England. [403][404] Historian Frances Yates, known for her work on Renaissance esotericism, was born in the city. [125][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. The Palmerston Forts were built around Portsmouth in 1859 in anticipation of another invasion from continental Europe. [48] She was raised and brought to a purpose-built structure in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 1982. [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. [67] According to one historian, the name may have been brought back from a group of Portsmouth-based sailors who visited Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria, Egypt, around 1781. [16][17], England's southern coast was vulnerable to Danish Viking invasions during the eighth and ninth centuries, and was conquered by Danish pirates in 787. [164] 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. Best performance of the night,controlled the area,dictated play and never looked like loosing control. [396], Portsmouth's daily newspaper is The News, founded in 1873 and previously known as the Portsmouth Evening News. It is the UK's second-busiest port (after Dover), handling about three million passengers a year. [235] Portsmouth is the hometown of Fanny Price, the main character of Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park, and most of its closing chapters are set there. [115], The Hilsea Lines are a series of defunct fortifications on the island's north coast, bordering Portsbridge Creek and the mainland. Gatwick is linked by Southern train service to London Victoria station and Heathrow is linked by coach to Woking, which is on both rail lines to London Waterloo and the London Underground. 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. In 1941, a firebomb fell on its roof and destroyed the nave. You need to register In 1808, the mills produced 130,000 blocks. The Romans built Portus Adurni, a fort, at nearby Portchester in the late third century. It had three sections: a pair of ship canals (one on Portsea Island and one to Chichester) and a barge canal from Ford on the River Arun to Hunston, where it joined the canal's Chichester section.[382]. [374], Portsmouth Airport, with a grass runway, was in operation from 1932 to 1973. Not at our best our midfield struggled to get to grips but MK Dons aren't pushovers and made it very difficult for us. [24], In 1623, Charles I (then Prince of Wales) returned to Portsmouth from France and Spain. The castle was withdrawn from active service in 1960, and was purchased by Portsmouth City Council. [344] Portsmouth is home to four hockey clubs: City of Portsmouth Hockey Club, based at the university's Langstone Campus;[345] Portsmouth & Southsea Hockey Club and Portsmouth Sharks Hockey Club, based at the Admiral Lord Nelson School;[346] and United Services Portsmouth Hockey Club, based on Burnaby Road. [294] The approximately 25-acre (10 ha) Milton Road Cemetery, founded on 8 April 1912, has about 200 burials per year. I don’t think there’s anyone who thinks Portsmouth is a bigger club than Sunderland. [25] When Richard returned from captivity in Austria in May 1194, he summoned an army and a fleet of 100 ships to the port. 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. Except for the celestial objects in the arms, the motto was that of the Star of India and referred to the troopships bound for British India which left from the port. City of Portsmouth - Family History & Genealogy Message Board. [168], The city council has 42 councillors. [76] In 1818, John Pounds began teaching working-class children in the country's first ragged school. [429], City and unitary authority area in England, This article is about the city in Hampshire, England. Your most likely scenario would be train to Southampton Central and then change at that station for a direct train to Portsmouth. Studentpad will continue to maintain all services during the Covid-19 situation, and remains the best way to find first-rate student accommodation. The club was relegated the following year to League Two, the fourth tier of English football. … [85] In 1900, Portsmouth Dockyard employed 8,000 people – a figure which increased to 23,000 during the First World War. Yesterday, 09:47 PM by rfaulk34: AFC North Chatter. [317][318] It was rebuilt and developed into a parish church and an Anglican cathedral. [300][301][302] The 560-foot (170 m) tower is visible at a distance of 23 miles (37 km) in clear weather, and its viewing platforms overlook the Solent (towards the Isle of Wight), the harbour and Southsea Castle. The court-martial opened on 12 September 1792 aboard HMS Duke in Portsmouth Harbour; of the ten remaining men, three were sentenced to death. Portsmouth forums . [172] They are in Guildhall Square, with the Portsmouth Guildhall and Portsmouth Central Library. [312] A popular recreation area, it hosts a number of annual events which include carnivals, Christmas markets, and Victorian festivals. [393] When the first local commercial radio stations were licensed during the 1970s by the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), Radio Victory received the first licence and began broadcasting in 1975. [217][218] The Portsmouth Summer Show is held at King George's Fields. [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. talk@frattonfaithful. 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. [231], Portsmouth is frequently used as a filming location for television and film productions. [100] Although the estate has been under the jurisdiction of Havant Borough Council since the early 2000s, Portsmouth City Council remains its landlord (the borough's largest landowner). [76] The Royal Navy's reliance on Portsmouth led to its becoming the most fortified city in the world. After the Restoration, Charles II married Catherine of Braganza at the Royal Garrison Church. 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. They include the D-Day Story in Southsea, which contains the 83-metre-long (272 ft) Overlord Embroidery. It’s awful I agree. [118] Portsea Island, part of the Hampshire Basin,[119] is low-lying; most of the island is less than 3 metres (9.8 ft) above sea level. The Guildhall, a symbol of Portsmouth, is a cultural venue. [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. After the island route was closed, the drained canal-bed sections through Landport and Fratton were reused for the Portsmouth Direct line, or filled-in to surface level to form a new main road route to Milton, named Goldsmith Avenue. [152][page needed][153] In a reversal of that decrease, its population has been gradually increasing since the 1990s. The city was extensively bombed in World War II's Portsmouth Blitz (which resulted in the deaths of 930 people), and was the pivotal embarkation point for the 6 June 1944 D-Day landings. [53][54], 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. [23][50] Felton never attempted to escape, and was caught walking the streets when soldiers confronted him; he said, "I know that he is dead, for I had the force of forty men when I struck the blow". The University of Portsmouth has a student population of 23,000. was purchased in April 2013 by the Pompey Supporters Trust, becoming the largest fan-owned club in English Football history. play their home games at Fratton Park. [140] The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, in Southsea Common, commemorates the 24,591 British soldiers who died during the First World War. [371] 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. [305][304]and has the largest glass floor in Europe. [407] Fantasy author Neil Gaiman grew up in Purbrook and Southsea. The Historic Dockyard has featured in several productions including the Hollywood adaptation of Les Miserables [232], Portsmouth featured in the first series of ITV's Britain's Toughest Towns. To start viewing messages, Helen Duncan, the last person to be imprisoned under the 1735 Witchcraft Act, was arrested in Portsmouth. Author. [241][408], Industrial Revolution engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth. Dinner and Dancing at Tps Scoreboard tomorrow. [378] Heathrow is linked to Portsmouth by National Express coaches. [320] Significant changes were made when the Diocese of Portsmouth was founded in 1927. Melville, R.V. Bluetag Posted on 10/01/2020 13:02 Dismiss Mr Jackettt! 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[424] Single-handed yachtsman Alec Rose,[425] 2003 World Aquatics Championships gold medallist Katy Sexton,[426] and Olympic medallist Roger Black were also born in the city. [48] Portsmouth's fortifications were improved by successive monarchs. [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. Forum: Portsmouth FC. [190][191] The development of the former Brickwoods Brewery site included the construction of the 22-storey Admiralty Quarter Tower, the tallest in a complex of primarily low-rise residential buildings. [142] In summer, temperatures sometimes reach 30 °C (86 °F). The £600 million mixed-use development, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, would include shops, offices and 1,500 harbourside apartments. [24], During the 19th century, Portsmouth expanded across Portsea Island. These were part of a network of fortifications intended to guard military bases on the British coastline from an inland attack. At 52 acres (21 ha), it is Portsmouth's largest cemetery and has about 400 burials a year. The Journal, a free weekly newspaper, is published by News publisher Johnston Press. Hi! [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. [259] Since it became an academy in 2009, the school has improved; 69 percent of its students achieved five GCSEs with grades of A* to C, including English and mathematics. They were built in the 19th century by order of Lord Palmerston. The H.D. Portsmouth forums . According to Felecia's death record, James T. and his wife, Julia or Lucy Hahn were her parents. Kingston Cemetery, opened in 1856, is in east Fratton. [339] United Services Portsmouth F.C. On 21 April 1926, Portsmouth was elevated from town to city status. [220][221] The overture was played during a 2007 BBC Proms concert. IPS Default 4.4 (Default) Powered by Invision Community × Existing user? Further northwest, around Portchester, are Wicor, Cams, and Great Cams Lakes. [134] Other districts include North End and Fratton. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. [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. [399] Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, practised medicine in the city and played goal for the amateur Portsmouth Association Football Club. In 2000, Hampshire moved their home matches to the new Rose Bowl cricket ground in West End. Southwick House, just north of the city, was the headquarters of Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Use Soundex. Scootsie Striker. Although gunpowder was not provided due to safety concerns, it could be obtained at Priddy's Hard (near Gosport). [129] Further north on the east coast is Baffins, with the Great Salterns recreation ground and golf course around Portsmouth College. [73] James Callaghan, British prime minister from 1976 to 1979, was born and raised in Portsmouth. Click to expand... Bless the insignificant little twats. [341] The rugby teams United Services Portsmouth RFC and Royal Navy Rugby Union play their home matches at the United Services Recreation Ground. 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. As for the message board it completely sucks. [252] Several local colleges also award Higher National Diplomas, including Highbury College (specialising in vocational education),[253] and Portsmouth College (which offers academic courses). (0 members & 1 guests), Click here for a full list of the hundreds of forums available to you. Portsmouth F.C. [309][310] Originally a terminal for ferries travelling to the Isle of Wight, it was soon redeveloped as an entertainment centre. The Unofficial Portsmouth Footymad There’s an article in the news today (Thursday) about Kenny staying that he’s not deliberately trying to sit back in games once ahead. [303][304] The tower weighs over 33,000 tonnes (32,000 long tons; 36,000 short tons). Winter novels[243] and C. J. Sansom's Tudor crime novel, Heartstone; the latter refers to the warship Mary Rose and describes Tudor life in the town. This seems to be a Portsmouth forum but most of the posts on there are about us: Portsmouth Message Board | TrueBlueArmy.com Message Board. [402] Novelist and historian Walter Besant, author of By Celia's Arbour, A Tale of Portsmouth Town, was born in Portsmouth. [9][10] 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. [176][177][178] A £100 million contract was signed to develop needed facilities for the vessels. The city used to be even more densely populated, with the 1951 census showing a population of 233,545. After centuries of decay, it became an ammunition store in 1540. [226][227] 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. Passed, and the Hard Interchange, near the city the us Canada... 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