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On this day in 1841 a civil rights protest meeting took place in Portsea, Portsmouth.

The meeting was held at the Synagogue Chambers in White’s Row (now Curzon Howe Road) at which petitions to both houses of parliament were adopted calling for the ‘removal of civil disabilities which, as citizens and British-born subjects they [Jews] labour under’ – from John Sadden’s The Portsmouth Book of Days.