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This week sees the installation of a new exhibition at the University of Portsmouth library. This has been put together in an effort to reach the student population, many of whom live in Somerstown but may not know very much about the area where they live. If you were unable to visit any of the […]

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‎30 pages and rising! The book about the story of Somerstown (including a bit about the project itself) is jam packed full of archive photos and fascinating facts. For example: did you know St Luke’s church was temporarily used as a stable until funding had been raised to finish it? The church was opened by […]

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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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Well work on the book continues apace, and meanwhile I’m trying to fit in just one or two final interviews before it gets finished and goes to press. One of these interviews was with a lady named Jean, who is the first person I’ve met who confirmed that there were two wattle and daub cottages […]

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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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It might seem as though everything has gone quiet, but in fact we’re busy, busy, busy! Behind the scenes our project leader, Sharon, is working hard on compiling and editing the book of the project. It covers Somerstown from the early 1800s up to the mid 1970s, and there are plenty of photos and stories […]

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Our final event is upon us! Today and tomorrow is your last chance to explore the archive maps, photographs and memorabilia before everything is handed over to the Local History Centre and becomes the ‘Somerstown Archive’. This means all the historical materials will belong to the people of Portsmouth and the archive can be added […]

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We had over 200 visitors at the Museum of Somerstown and the stories, photos and fascinating facts are still flooding in, three days after #MuSo closed its doors! Thanks so much to Steve & Daniel of NebMedia who organised the event, Sarah Dyer who volunteered for two days at the Museum, Guinness Hermitage for letting us […]

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We have been thrilled by the number of visitors we’ve seen so far at the Museum of Somerstown. It’s been open for less than 24 hours, and we’ve had a steady stream of visitors offering to share their stories and photos of the area. Things we have learnt so far include: Pink Floyd was just […]

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