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Work commences on ancient Roman villa

WORK has, at long last, commenced on the renovation of the widely-adored Roman villa at Butser Ancient Farm

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HOLIDAY Were you one of these children on holiday, possibly in the Channel Islands, in the early 1960s?

Found in a Portsmouth charity shop: who were these children?

There are four pictures here today which, hopefully, might ring some bells for a Portsmouth family. Especially if their name is Howarth.

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Growing up, the football pitch was the place to be (Pexels: labeled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: I was a speedy and versatile football – you had to be to play in four positions...

I was nine years old when dad took me to Bransbury Park to try out for a Sunday league team called Fleur de Lys.

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Credit: LPhot Iggy Roberts

BACKGROUND: Unexploded bombs in Portsmouth Harbour

The unexploded wartime bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour this morning is one of many found in the waters around the city over the last few years.

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One of the many lifelike displays in Boathouse No7

When the ’yard employed Jacks of every possible trade

No doubt many of you have wanted to visit the Historic Dockyard but might have found the cost prohibitive.

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Buggy batterers they wanted, and buggy batterers they found... by the score (5868-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Buggy wrecking crews rallied in their droves to test out new kit

Buggy batterers they wanted, and buggy batterers they found... by the score.

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Can you name the kitchen maids in this picture which is owned by Robert Scott

Forget-us-not, Portsmouth schoolboys’ humour from the 1920s

Regular contributor Eddy Amey sent me these amusing pages produced by pupils at Arundel Street Boys’ School, Portsmouth, in 1926/27.

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City Council staff were baffled by a mysterious trail of pink hand prints which appeared across Guildhall Square (5940-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Mystery pink prints cross Guildhall Square

City Council staff were baffled by a mysterious trail of pink hand prints which appeared across Guildhall Square.

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THIS WEEK IN 1985: A27 route decision to be taken in spring

A final Whitehall decision on a new £30m route for the Chichester-Havant section of the A27 was to be taken in the spring.

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Skins being  soaked in a lime pit ready for glove-making

Parchment makers worked hand in glove at Havant

It was always local legend that parchment made in Havant was used for the writing and signing of Magna Carta in 1215.

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THIS WEEK IN 1985: Mother urges son to come home after fire

A heartbroken Havant woman returned from a visit to her husband overseas to discover her house damaged by fire and no sign of her eldest son.

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Former Portsmouth Polytechnic mechanical engineering student David Haywood, pictured, won a �400 cheque for this final-year degree project

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Net machine could help poorer countries

Former Portsmouth Polytechnic mechanical engineering student David Haywood, pictured, won a £400 cheque for his final-year degree project.

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Pilot trapped 300ft up Portsmouth mast

A century ago on September 14 an extraordinary incident happened on Horsea Island, Portsmouth, when a 300ft radio mast was hit by a seaplane which became wedged in the framework at the top.

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Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi is presented with a giant Valentines card, by wren Yvonne McClure

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Goodbye to a much loved Admiral

Nothing could be more appropriate for an admiral leaving the Royal Navy on Valentine’s Day than to receive a Valentine.

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THIS WEEK IN 1985: ‘No hope’ for pilot who ditched over Channel

A Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-the-Solent carried out an extensive but futile search for a pilot who ditched in the freezing waters of the Channel.

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The Royal Haslar Hospital

LISTED: Hospitals that have closed their doors

In the past 50 years, the number of hospitals in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas has dwindled.

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Michael Brook and his wife Daphne at their Hayling Island home.

Airman pulled lifeless body of six-year-old girl from the sea at Emsworth

Some weeks ago I wrote about a railway signalman who saved the lives of three children outside Portsmouth and Southsea station.

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The Queens harbourmaster, Captain Chris Chamberlen, escorts the new Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Rev Timothy Bavin to the launch, to take him from Lower Quay in Fareham to Portsmouth (5985-1-2)

THIS WEEK IN 1985: The seventh Bishop of Portsmouth sails in

The seventh Bishop of Portsmouth was enthroned in a colourful and historic ceremony in Old Portsmouth.

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The hounds from Stockheath Naval camp  gather with hunters on Stockheath common. To the  left rear is part of the, now demolished, Cricketers Tavern.

Leigh Park: so rural the hunt used to gather there

In the view on the right we are at the end of a tidal creek in Emsworth.

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From left, Mike Winterbourne, lady mayoress, David Mattingley, Connor Hewitt, Charlie Ware, Lizzie Hough and the lord mayor

Bell-ringing brings everybody together

WE were exceptionally privileged to have been joined by some very special guests recently.

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