[260] The academy's intake policy is for a standard comprehensive school, drawing from the community rather than by religion. 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. The Breeze broadcasts from Southampton to the city on 107.4 MHz,[391] and the non-profit community station, Express FM, broadcasts on 93.7. [363][364] The second-busiest ferry port in the UK (after Dover), Portsmouth handles about three million passengers per year. The 2016 show held during the last weekend of April, featured cover bands such as the Silver Beatles, the Bog Rolling Stones, and Fleetingwood Mac. IPS Default 4.4 (Default) Powered by Invision Community × Existing user? – Po'rtsmouth P.oint) as ships entered the harbour; navigational charts use the contraction. [7] The 800th anniversary of the royal charter was celebrated on 2 May 1994. Portsmouth's population was 205,100 in the 2011 UK Census. [115] Boxing was a popular sport between 1910 and 1960, and a monument commemorating the city's boxing heritage was built in 2017. [90] The crest and supporters are based on those of the royal arms, but altered to show the city's maritime connections: the lions and unicorn have fish tails, and a naval crown and a representation of the Tudor defensive boom which stretched across Portsmouth Harbour are around the unicorn.[90][46]. [24] The town, a base of the parliamentarian navy, was blockaded from the sea. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. [73] The first machines were installed in January 1803, and the final set (for large blocks) in March 1805. [222] H.M.S. [373], From 1885 to 1914, the Southsea Railway operated between Southsea and Fratton. To start viewing messages, [120] The average maximum temperature in January is 10 °C (50 °F), and the average minimum is 5 °C (41 °F). [129] Further north on the east coast is Baffins, with the Great Salterns recreation ground and golf course around Portsmouth College. Have they always been like this? [8], King John reaffirmed Richard I's rights and privileges, and established a permanent naval base. Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, 70 miles south-west of London and 19 miles south-east of Southampton. The lord mayor usually has a one-year term. In 1808, the mills produced 130,000 blocks. [126] Southsea developed as a seaside and bathing resort. In these strange times, I have found myself walking more, and walking locally for exercise. [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. [23] A working-class suburb was constructed in the 1870s, when about 1,820 houses were built, and it became Somerstown. [94] Many of the city's houses were damaged, and areas of Landport and Old Portsmouth destroyed; the future site of Gunwharf Quays was razed to the ground. It’s probably the only major trophy well ever win during my lifetime. The city was extensively bombed in World War II's Portsmouth Blitz (which resulted in the deaths of 930 people), and was the pivotal embarkation point for the 6 June 1944 D-Day landings. The route through Portsea Island began from a basin formerly located on Arundel Street and cut through Landport, Fratton and Milton, ending at the eastern end of Locksway Road in Milton (where a set of lock gates accessed Langstone and Chichester Harbours. Buckland was merged into the town by the 1860s, and Fratton and Stamshaw were incorporated by the next decade. It had three sections: a pair of ship canals (one on Portsea Island and one to Chichester) and a barge canal from Ford on the River Arun to Hunston, where it joined the canal's Chichester section.[382]. [383], A new public transport structure is under discussion, including monorails and light rail. Posted: Classification: … [241][408], Industrial Revolution engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsmouth. [24] Construction of the 552-foot-tall (168 m) Spinnaker Tower, sponsored by the National Lottery, began at Gunwharf Quays in 2003. [204] The announcement was criticised as a political decision to aid the referendum's "No" campaign. At 52 acres (21 ha), it is Portsmouth's largest cemetery and has about 400 burials a year. [142] The city gets about 645 millimetres (25.4 in) of rain annually, with a minimum of 1 mm (0.04 in) of rain reported 103 days per year. Read our community guidelines. They have won two Football League titles (1949 and 1950),[330][331] and won the FA Cup in 1939 and 2008. [269] The southern part of the Royal Marines' Eastney Barracks is now the Royal Marines Museum, and was opened to the public under the National Heritage Act 1983. 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. [87] About 1,200 ships were refitted in the dockyard during the war, making it one of the empire's most strategic ports at the time. [120][121] The island's highest natural elevation is the Kingston Cross road junction, at 21 feet (6.4 m) above ordinary spring tide. [300][301][302] The 560-foot (170 m) tower is visible at a distance of 23 miles (37 km) in clear weather, and its viewing platforms overlook the Solent (towards the Isle of Wight), the harbour and Southsea Castle. [320] Significant changes were made when the Diocese of Portsmouth was founded in 1927. The pier was rebuilt after fires in 1904, 1967 and 1974 (during the filming of Tommy). The common met the demands of the early-19th-century military for a clear firing range,[312] and parallels the shore from Clarence Pier to Southsea Castle. [379], The Portsmouth and Arundel Canal ran between the towns and was built in 1823 by the Portsmouth & Arundel Navigation Company. [239] Southsea (as Port Burdock) features in The History of Mr Polly by H. G. Wells, who describes it as "one of the three townships that are grouped around the Port Burdock naval dockyards". [172] They are in Guildhall Square, with the Portsmouth Guildhall and Portsmouth Central Library. [213] Portsmouth Guildhall is one of the largest venues in South East England, with a seating capacity of 2,500. I am taking time to notice and appreciate nature and wildlife as I go. Thanks. [347] Great Salterns Golf Club, established in 1926,[348] is an 18-hole parkland course with two holes played across a lake;[349] there are coastal courses at Hayling and the Gosport and Stokes Bay Golf Club. [313][314] The common has a large collection of mature elm trees, believed to be the oldest and largest surviving in Hampshire and which have escaped Dutch elm disease due to their isolation. Footymad club forum. [322], The Royal Garrison Church was founded in 1212 by Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester. The train is probably your best option. It was closed in 1914 due to competition from tram and trolleybus services. [140], Portsmouth has a mild oceanic climate, with more sunshine than most of the British Isles. More than 700 prefab houses were constructed between 1945 and 1947, some over bomb sites. For some reason you have posted this in the London forum. The £600 million mixed-use development, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, would include shops, offices and 1,500 harbourside apartments. Home | Message Board | Contact Us | About Us | Fan Pics | Fan Polls | RSS Feed | Top of Thread | Login | Register. 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. Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted. HMNB Portsmouth, considered the home of the Royal Navy,[11][12] is the base for two-thirds of the UK's surface fleet. 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. [24], Portsmouth was affected by the decline of the British Empire in the second half of the 20th century. For the city's 800th birthday in 1994, Victory FM broadcast for three 28-day periods over 18 months. 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