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TranslationI 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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TranslationThis 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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TranslationWell 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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TranslationJust 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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TranslationIt 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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TranslationOur 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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TranslationWe 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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TranslationSharon 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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TranslationSomerstown 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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TranslationIt’s amazing how your understanding of a place can change, depending on where you stand…Today was another day of delivering booklets round the area, letting local people know about the community events that will be happening over the next few months. Whilst travelling around, the delivery route took us to Tipton House, and this is […]

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