A restored HMS Warrior

Simon Hart in a family snap the day Warrior arrived in Portsmouth - June 16, 1987
Simon Hart in a family snap the day Warrior arrived in Portsmouth - June 16, 1987
Opening of the new school by the home secretary in October 1927. The headmaster, Canon Barton, is on the lowest step, on the left. Dorothea Barton is possibly there, somewhere. (PGS Archive)

NOSTALGIA: A red bluestocking at Portsmouth Grammar School

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It’s 25 years since restored HMS Warrior returned to Portsmouth, once her home port.

She was the first armour-plated, iron-hulled warship built for the Royal Navy and a young Simon Hart was there on June 16, 1987, to welcome her back to her natural home.