It was designed by Leeds-based architect William Hill, who began it in the neo-classical style in 1873 at a cost of £140,000. [402] Novelist and historian Walter Besant, author of By Celia's Arbour, A Tale of Portsmouth Town, was born in Portsmouth. Portsmouth is one of 34 British towns and cities with a Catholic cathedral. [332][333] The club returned to the Premier League in 2003. Other plants include the Canary Island date palms (Phoenix canariensis), some of Britain's largest, which have recently produced viable seed. There are currently 1 users browsing this forum. Between 1865 and 1870, the council built sewers after more than 800 people died in a cholera epidemic; according to a by-law, any house within 100 feet (30 m) of a sewer had to be connected to it. [289] Designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, it was unveiled by George VI on 15 October 1924. [19] The Danes returned in 1001 and pillaged Portsmouth and the surrounding area, threatening the English with extinction. Briefcase_wanchor Posted on 21/04/2015 22:53 FAO Cliffdale. [24], In 1759, General James Wolfe sailed to capture Quebec; the expedition, although successful, cost him his life. [23] Gilbert. Edward III instructed all maritime towns to build vessels and raise troops to rendezvous at Portsmouth. [115] [4] Portsmouth is situated 70 miles (110 km) south-west of London and 19 miles (31 km) south-east of Southampton. In 1986, the IBA increased the Portsmouth licence to include Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Home | Message Board | Contact Us | About Us | Fan Pics | Fan Polls | RSS Feed | Top of Thread | Login | Register. [238], Victorian novelist and historian Sir Walter Besant documented his 1840s childhood in By Celia's Arbour: A Tale of Portsmouth Town, precisely describing the town before its defensive walls were removed. Aug 15, 2019 #2 LondonMackem said: Always class for a … Portsmouth Harbour was a vital military embarkation point for the 6 June 1944 D-Day landings. [23] By 1871 the population had risen to 100,000,[24] and the national census listed Portsmouth's population as 113,569. [115] Portsea Island is separated from the mainland by Portsbridge Creek,[117][page needed] which is crossed by three road bridges (the M275 motorway, the A3 road, and the A2030 road), a railway bridge, and two footbridges. [362] P&O Ferries ended their service to Bilbao on 27 September 2010 due to "unsustainable losses". [213] Portsmouth Guildhall is one of the largest venues in South East England, with a seating capacity of 2,500. [18] In 838, during the reign of Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, a Danish fleet landed between Portsmouth and Southampton and plundered the region. 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. [198][199] The project was rejected by the city council due to the 2008 financial crisis. [38] Recognising the town's growing importance, he ordered a wooden Round Tower to be built at the mouth of the harbour; it was completed in 1426. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. Reactions: gipetto and 123SunTan. Portsmouth Football Club discussion forum. [127] Eastney Lake covered nearly 170 acres (69 hectares) in 1626. [16][17], England's southern coast was vulnerable to Danish Viking invasions during the eighth and ninth centuries, and was conquered by Danish pirates in 787. The city council won a concession, however, and the dockyard was downgraded instead to a naval base. [394] It was purchased by TLRC, who relaunched the station in 2001 as the Quay;[395] Portsmouth Football Club became a stakeholder in 2007, selling it in 2009. [306] The area was developed in 1809 as Croxton Town; by the 1860s, the suburb of Southsea had expanded to provide working-class housing. Portsmouth's long association with the armed forces is demonstrated by a large number of war memorials, including several at the Royal Marines Museum[288] and a large collection of memorials related to the Royal Navy in Victoria Park. 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. On 21 April 1926, Portsmouth was elevated from town to city status. [55] The first ship built in over 100 years, HMS Portsmouth, was launched in 1650; twelve ships were built between 1650 and 1660. The Conservatives have 19, including lord mayor Lee Mason. [105] In January 1997, Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia embarked from the city on her final voyage to oversee the handover of Hong Kong; for many, this marked the end of the empire. In 1684, a list of ships docked in Portsmouth was evidence of its increasing national importance. [75], In 1805, Admiral Nelson left Portsmouth to command the fleet which defeated France and Spain at the Battle of Trafalgar. [234] Since the novel was published, Meades has presented a TV programme documenting Victorian architecture in Portsmouth Dockyard. [261], Portsmouth Grammar School, the city's oldest independent school was founded in 1732. [378] Heathrow is linked to Portsmouth by National Express coaches. [237] Portsmouth is most often the port from which Captain Jack Aubrey's ships sail in Patrick O'Brian's seafaring historical Aubrey-Maturin series. [39] He made Portsmouth a Royal Dockyard, England's only dockyard considered "national". The club was relegated the following year to League Two, the fourth tier of English football. 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[115] Portsmouth Harbour has a series of lakes, including Fountain Lake (near the harbour), Portchester Lake (south central), Brick Kiln Lake and Tipner (east), and Bombketch and Spider Lakes (west). [390], According to RAJAR, popular radio stations include regional Wave 105 and Global Radio's Heart and Capital FM. Click to expand... Bless the insignificant little twats. [262][263][verification needed] Other independent schools include Portsmouth High School,[citation needed] Mayville High School (founded in 1897),[264] and St John's College, a Catholic boarding school. Hide Advanced Search. Royal Navy Rugby Union play in the annual Army Navy Match at Twickenham. [15] Winston Churchill, in A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, wrote that Port was a pirate who founded Portsmouth in 501. The Romans built Portus Adurni, a fort, at nearby Portchester in the late third century. 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