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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 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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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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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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Some of you might be wondering how the Somerstown Stories project really got started…and why? Sharon, the project leader was recently interviewed by Steve Glennon from Angel Radio, and she explained some of the background to how the story began… Angel Radio interview Jan 2012 (mp3)

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The first drop-in exhibition/workshop event took place on Tuesday last week at the Omega Centre. We didn’t have high numbers, but those who did come along  had some interesting stories to tell about their own experiences of Somerstown. Sharon was able to interview someone during the event, and have arranged interviews with others to document their […]

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I’ve finally managed to get some of the many photos I’ve collected during the course of this project, up on the website! Most of them are City Engineers photos, which can be accessed through the Local History Centre at the central Library, Guildhall Square. I’m very grateful to the staff there for their extensive knowledge […]

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The Somerstown Stories project was launched in school with the help of Sharon Court, an experienced storyteller, who came in to tell the first part of the ‘Somerstown Detectives’ story. The story centres around three children; Carrie, Edward and Ben and the adventures they get into when their father’s watch is stolen. Although the characters and […]

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