Portsea Lost Heritage Walk

Date/Time: Saturday 23 September, 2017 - 10:00am

Date/Time End: Saturday 23 September, 2017 - 12:30pm

Venue: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Gate

Dockyard Wall plaque 2012 A. Coats

Saturday 23 September 2017  10.00–12.30

The walk starts at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Gate on The Hard and finishes at St John the Evangelist RC Cathedral.

Following the first successful walk on 22 April 2017, Dr Ann Coats will lead a second walk to trace Portsea’s lost heritage. Following the Dockyard Wall, we shall locate the vanished sites of Brickwood’s Brewery, the Daniel Street Chapel, St John’s Church and St John’s RC chapel. Three streets: Marlborough Row, Gloucester Street and Frederick Street were taken into the Dockyard in 1944. What do street names – Queen Street, Bonfire Corner, Prince George Street – tell us about Portsea’s history? Why was North Street a Ropewalk?

50 people joined us on 22 April 2017, including Cllr Stephen Morgan, Portsmouth Heritage Champion (now Portsmouth South MP). Comments included:

‘A great atmosphere where everyone felt able to contribute ideas, ask questions and generally enjoyed themselves.’

‘I have lived in the city all my life and learned things I did not know.’

The walk is open to all. It is part of a University of Portsmouth community engagement project. It is supported by Friends of the Earth as part of their Walking in Portsmouth Campaign, Portsea Action Group and Food Portsmouth.

Book your free place on Eventbrite, so we know how many are coming.

Contact: Dr Ann Coats, University of Portsmouth ann.coats@port.ac.uk

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