History

A Cleaner’s Diary Part II

In this second excerpt from his book Read Rees, Gareth Rees relates the daily challenges of cleaning out HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. Having written a letter to protest ‘village fascism masquerading as robust management’, Gareth is dreading [… read more ]

History

View From a Hill

In this intriguing work of psychogeography, Christine Lawrence explores both the historical significance of Portsdown Hill and its personal meaning to her life. One of my favourite places in Portsmouth is not actually in the city [… read more ]

History

Some Kind of Home

When travel writer and Southeast Europe scholar Tom Phillips had a chance meeting with a Bulgarian student in Portsmouth, he couldn’t have predicted all that would happen next… We sat on the grass and smoked [… read more ]