Royal Navy Rugby Union play in the annual Army Navy Match at Twickenham. [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. One of the oldest local reserves in the county, built from reclaimed land in 1771, it provides habitat for migratory wildfowl and waders.[124]. [416] Other actors who were born or lived in the city include EastEnders actresses Emma Barton and Lorraine Stanley,[417] and Bollywood actress Geeta Basra. [295] During the early nineteenth century, the 'Gunwharf' supplied the fleet with a "grand arsenal" of cannons, mortars, bombs, and ordnance. The wreckage was cleared in an attempt to improve housing quality after the war; before permanent accommodations could be built, Portsmouth City Council built prefabs for those who had lost their homes. [140] The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, in Southsea Common, commemorates the 24,591 British soldiers who died during the First World War. Sign In; Sign Up [95] The Guildhall was hit by an incendiary bomb which burnt out the interior and destroyed its inner walls,[96] although the civic plate was retrieved unharmed from the vault under the front steps. [115], The Hilsea Lines are a series of defunct fortifications on the island's north coast, bordering Portsbridge Creek and the mainland. [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. [24], In 1759, General James Wolfe sailed to capture Quebec; the expedition, although successful, cost him his life. [367] National Express service from Portsmouth operates primarily from the Hard Interchange to London Victoria station, Cornwall, Bradford, Birkenhead and Bristol. [389] The stations broadcast from Rowridge. [79], In April 1811, the Portsea Island Company constructed the first piped-water supply[80] to upper- and middle-class houses. [81][82] The Portsea Improvement Commissioners installed gas street lighting throughout Portsmouth in 1820,[23] followed by Old Portsmouth three years later. mi. [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. Pinafore is a comic opera in two acts set in Portsmouth Harbour, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Despite the cutbacks in traditional sectors, Portsmouth remained attractive to industry. [23][63] After the 28 April 1789 mutiny on the Bounty, HMS Pandora was dispatched from Portsmouth to bring the mutineers back for trial. [133], Northern areas of the city include Stamshaw, Hilsea and Copnor, Cosham, Drayton, Farlington, and Port Solent. The British government's response was to dispatch a naval task force, and the aircraft carriers HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible sailed from Portsmouth for the South Atlantic on 5 April. [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. [414], Comedian and actor Peter Sellers was born in Southsea,[415] and Arnold Schwarzenegger briefly lived and trained in Portsmouth. [250][251] In 2013, it had about 23,000 students and over 2,500 staff members. In 1986, the IBA increased the Portsmouth licence to include Southampton and the Isle of Wight. [c] Smaller places of worship in the city include St Jude's Church in Southsea,[326] St Mary's Church in Portsea,[327] St Ann's Chapel in the naval base[328] and the Portsmouth and Southsea Synagogue, one of Britain's oldest.[329]. Bluetag Posted on 10/01/2020 13:02 Dismiss Mr Jackettt! Home | Message Board | Contact Us | About Us | Fan Pics | Fan Polls | RSS Feed | Top of Thread | Login | Register. [396], Portsmouth's daily newspaper is The News, founded in 1873 and previously known as the Portsmouth Evening News. Portsmouth is among the few British cities with two cathedrals: the Anglican Cathedral of St Thomas and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. [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. [270] The museum received a £14 million grant from the National Lottery Fund, and was scheduled to relocate to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in 2019. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. Portsmouth Harbour was a vital military embarkation point for the 6 June 1944 D-Day landings. [52], Most residents (including the mayor) supported the parliamentarians during the English Civil War, although military governor Colonel Goring supported the royalists. [400] Rudyard Kipling (poet and author of The Jungle Book)[401] and H. G. Wells, author of The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, lived in Portsmouth during the 1880s. [357] Ferry services from the port are operated by Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries. This list from Talk Sport is interesting, and uses just total points gained during the history of the top flight in England. [154] With about 860,000 residents, South Hampshire is the fifth-largest urban area in England and the largest in South-East England outside London; it is the centre of one of the United Kingdom's most-populous metropolitan areas. [120] The average maximum temperature in January is 10 °C (50 °F), and the average minimum is 5 °C (41 °F). [43][44] He also invested heavily in the town's dockyard, expanding it to 8 acres (3.2 ha). – Po'rtsmouth P.oint) as ships entered the harbour; navigational charts use the contraction. What is it with Portsmouth where they seem to have a chip on their shoulder? [261], Portsmouth Grammar School, the city's oldest independent school was founded in 1732. Studentpad will continue to maintain all services during the Covid-19 situation, and remains the best way to find first-rate student accommodation. [233], Portsmouth, inhabited largely by incestuous and necrophiliac criminals, is the main setting of Jonathan Meades' 1993 novel Pompey. Although gunpowder was not provided due to safety concerns, it could be obtained at Priddy's Hard (near Gosport). Coincidentally we are in Edinburgh at the moment, having flown from Southampton last Monday and I can confirm that the Southampton Airport rail station is just metres from the airport. [24][53] On 5 September 1642, the remaining royalists in the garrison at the Square Tower were forced to surrender after Goring threatened to blow it up; he and his garrison were allowed safe passage. They have won two Football League titles (1949 and 1950),[330][331] and won the FA Cup in 1939 and 2008. All forums . The Journal, a free weekly newspaper, is published by News publisher Johnston Press. Replies: 0 The H.D. 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. The large tidal inlet of Langstone Harbour is east of the island. [18] In 838, during the reign of Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, a Danish fleet landed between Portsmouth and Southampton and plundered the region. 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. before you can post or reply to threads - click here to register. [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. [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. [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. [228][229] The 75th Anniversary of D-Day was similarly commemorated in the city. The pier was rebuilt after fires in 1904, 1967 and 1974 (during the filming of Tommy). The forums are free to join, although you must play fair and abide by the rules explained here, otherwise your ability to post may be temporarily or permanently revoked. susan t. Posted 1/8/16 4:30 PM; Link to discussion SuzieFromPelham Pelham, NH. [24] Portsmouth's population had dropped from about 200,000 to 177,142 by the end of the 1960s. [72], Marc Isambard Brunel established the world's first mass-production line at Portsmouth Block Mills, making pulley blocks for rigging on the navy's ships. [352] Britain's longest-standing commercial hovercraft service, begun in the 1960s, runs from near Clarence Pier to Ryde, Isle of Wight. [157][158] 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. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. [36] Edward died in 1377; his grandson Richard II was crowned, and the French landed in Portsmouth that year. [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. More than 700 prefab houses were constructed between 1945 and 1947, some over bomb sites. Oct 19, 2020 #47 Dilligaf60 said: Rightly so. [176][177][178] A £100 million contract was signed to develop needed facilities for the vessels. [392] Patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital (Portsmouth's primary hospital) receive local programming from Portsmouth Hospital Broadcasting, which began in 1951. [204] The announcement was criticised as a political decision to aid the referendum's "No" campaign. Eisenhower. Parliamentarian troops were sent to besiege it, and the guns of Southsea Castle were fired at the town's royalist garrison. Pure Football Portsmouth. 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. [320] Significant changes were made when the Diocese of Portsmouth was founded in 1927. The Farlington Marshes, in the north off the coast of Farlington, is a 125-hectare (308-acre) grazing marsh and saline lagoon. [305][304]and has the largest glass floor in Europe. [172] They are in Guildhall Square, with the Portsmouth Guildhall and Portsmouth Central Library. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. Reactions: gipetto and 123SunTan. The News is the only local paid-for newspaper in Portsmouth, England, and covers a wide area of south Hampshire. Featuring many members from all walks of life and a wide variety of games from the lightest party gimmick to the heavier brain burners. [24] The first permanent houses were built away from the city centre, in new developments such as Paulsgrove and Leigh Park;[100][101] construction of council estates in Paulsgrove was completed in 1953. [375][376] The nearest airport is Southampton Airport in the Borough of Eastleigh, 19.8 miles (31.9 km) away. [155], The city is predominantly white (91.8 percent of the population). The Queen's message that this "presents an opportunity to slow down" really resonated with me. [368], Portsmouth has four mainline railway stations: Hilsea, Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea[369] and Portsmouth Harbour. [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. Fratton Faithful . announced plans to move from Fratton Park to a new stadium on reclaimed land next to the Historic Dockyard. [85] In 1900, Portsmouth Dockyard employed 8,000 people – a figure which increased to 23,000 during the First World War. [379], The Portsmouth and Arundel Canal ran between the towns and was built in 1823 by the Portsmouth & Arundel Navigation Company. 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. [91][138] South of the Guildhall is Guildhall Walk, with a number of pubs and clubs. [245][246] The collection, set around Portsmouth, includes stories by crime novelists William Sutton and Diana Bretherick. [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). [237] Portsmouth is most often the port from which Captain Jack Aubrey's ships sail in Patrick O'Brian's seafaring historical Aubrey-Maturin series. 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The city has a number of famous ships, including HMS Warrior; the Tudor carrack Mary Rose, and Horatio Nelson's flagship HMS Victory (the world's oldest naval ship still in commission). [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. Portsmouth forums . [13] The city's Old English name, "Portesmuða", is derived from port (a haven) and muða (the mouth of a large river or estuary). [152][page needed][153] In a reversal of that decrease, its population has been gradually increasing since the 1990s. [71] 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. May light perpetual shine upon them. Their fans have gone on like absolute fucking bellends this year. [86], Portsmouth was granted city status in 1926 after a long campaign by the borough council. [321] It became a cathedral in 1932 and was enlarged, although construction was halted during the Second World War. [308] South Parade Pier was built in 1878, and is among the United Kingdom's 55 remaining private piers. I was walking along the shore the other day and noticed lots of very old, sea worn bits of bricks amongst the pebbles. The forts were nicknamed "Palmerston's Follies" because their armaments were pointed inland and not out to sea. Zurich Insurance Group moved their UK headquarters to the city in 1968, and IBM relocating their European headquarters in 1979. [24][86] On 1 October 1916, Portsmouth was bombed by a Zeppelin airship. Portsmouth experienced 67 air raids between July 1940 and May 1944, which destroyed 6,625 houses and severely damaged 6,549. [217][218] The Portsmouth Summer Show is held at King George's Fields. [265][266], Many of Portsmouth's former defences are now museums or event venues. [309][126] Plans were announced in 2015 for a Solent Eye at the pier: a £750,000, 24-gondola Ferris wheel similar to the London Eye. [24], Portsmouth was affected by the decline of the British Empire in the second half of the 20th century. [123] The main channel entering Portsmouth Harbour, west of the island,[117][page needed] passes between Old Portsmouth and Gosport. [25] When Richard returned from captivity in Austria in May 1194, he summoned an army and a fleet of 100 ships to the port. Thanks. [23] A working-class suburb was constructed in the 1870s, when about 1,820 houses were built, and it became Somerstown. Portsmouth is the birthplace of author Charles Dickens, engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and former Prime Minister James Callaghan. [385][386], Portsmouth, Southampton and their adjacent towns are served primarily by programming from the Rowridge and Chillerton Down transmitters on the Isle of Wight,[387][page needed] although the transmitter at Midhurst can substitute for Rowridge. Lee Co, Inc. After the Restoration, Charles II married Catherine of Braganza at the Royal Garrison Church. [76] The Royal Navy's reliance on Portsmouth led to its becoming the most fortified city in the world. [244] Portsmouth Fairy Tales for Grown Ups, a collection of short stories, was published in 2014. You need to register before you can post or reply to threads - click here to register. 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. [271] The birthplace of Charles Dickens, at Mile End Terrace,[272][273] is the Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum; the four-storey red brick building became a Grade I listed building in 1953. [116] Gosport is a borough to the west. [32], 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. "[70][page needed] Its design is apparently based on 18th-century mayoral seals. 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. Preview. Read our community guidelines. [406] Nevil Shute moved to the city in 1934 when he relocated his aircraft company, and his former home is in Southsea. [102] Despite efforts by the city council to build new housing, a 1955 survey indicated that 7,000 houses in Portsmouth were unfit for human habitation. The train is probably your best option. Although the town was plundered and burnt, its inhabitants drove the French off to raid towns in the West Country. Before 1791, Roman Catholic chapels in towns with borough status were prohibited. [219], A number of musical works are set in the city. Oct 25, 2020 #13 They were very, very average. Forum: Portsmouth FC. From the wreckage 2 bright notes two of our away games are Rotherham and Ipswich which a few moons ago would have turned us easily at their places now we could get something there. The highest recorded temperature is 35 °C (95 °F). [1][162], The city is administered by Portsmouth City Council, a unitary authority which is responsible for local affairs. [240] 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. 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. 123SunTan Striker . After centuries of decay, it became an ammunition store in 1540. I would agree with PMQ above. [30] Henry III summoned troops to invade Guienne in 1242, and Edward I sent supplies for his army in France in 1295. IP: Logged. Portsmouth Articles : News Stories; FansOnline Pompey; Portsmouth Features : Player Ratings; Prediction League ; Squad Profiles; Home | Message Board | Top of Thread | Login | Register. [254] Admiral Lord Nelson School and Miltoncross Academy were built in the late 1990s to meet the needs of a growing school-age population. [142] In summer, temperatures sometimes reach 30 °C (86 °F). Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. [200], Portsmouth's two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, were ordered by defence secretary Des Browne on 25 July 2007. To me a keeper should not get beaten in the middle of goal by a shot he sees from the boot that far out. [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. [24][181] City shopping is centred on Commercial Road and the 1980s Cascades Shopping Centre. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. [24], King Henry II died in 1189; his son, Richard I (who had spent most of his life in France), arrived in Portsmouth en route to his coronation in London. Southwick House, just north of the city, was the headquarters of Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. [241][408], Industrial Revolution engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth. 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