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Copies of the ‘Somerstown Stories’ book are now available to collect from Somers Park School, Somers Road! You can go along anytime in the next two weeks, between 9:30am and 3pm. There is a list of people who have reserved a copy, and you’ll need to sign for it when you collect it. If you […]

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I am delighted to be able to share the latest publication from the University of Portsmouth’s Project Office – a booklet detailing the fabulous Design Charette that took place with students from the School of Architecture and from Charter Academy, at St Peter’s Church in July. We had an excellent day together and the students […]

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For those of you who use Facebook, you might be pleased to know that Somerstown Stories has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Somerstown-Stories/358675977488733 Here we can update a bit more regularly with tidbits and smaller bites of information. You can also add your comments and post photos if you want to. We’re delighted with how Somerstown Stories continues to […]

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Just to whet your appetite, here’s a preview of the book cover:     Please note this is a draft version only and the final copy may differ from this. The book will be hardback with a dustcover and the images inside will be in full colour, if they were taken in colour. If you’re interested […]

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Just a quick note to keep you all updated: the manuscript has come back from the proof-readers (thanks very much to those wonderful people who gave their time for free to do that!!) More content is still being added. We’re getting close to finishing the manuscript and then it’s time to put it all together […]

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Sharon was interviewed by Chris Owen from The News about the project and how it has impacted people across the area: http://m.portsmouth.co.uk/community/they-really-couldn-t-believe-there-was-a-time-before-tower-blocks-1-4057314

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One of the best bits about the Somerstown Stories project is the way in which so many different groups and organisations have been able to get involved. I don’t think we could ever have envisaged such a breadth of involvement at the beginning of the project, but it has certainly made it all the richer! […]

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Somerstown Stories is entering its final chapter!   We have been delighted with how the Somerstown Stories project has evolved, and the variety of ways we’ve been able to partner with groups and organisations across the area, but now as we enter the final stage of the project we are particularly keen to make the […]

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Plans for the Somerstown Roadshow are in full swing, and we’re delighted to have local artists Jane Kilford and Julie Graves on board who are organising the event. Jane and Julie are both linked to Art Space studios and exhibition space in Brougham Road, and they’re keen to find a variety of creative ways to encourage […]

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We’re delighted to be able to tell you about the next couple of events that are taking place as part of the Somerstown Stories project:   – Exhibition/workshop at Southsea Community Centre Weds March 14th 11am-1pm Visitors will be able to explore archive maps and photographs of the area, wartime memorabilia and to share their stories […]

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