Mill which gave Portsmouth dockyard workers their daily bread

Buckingham House, High Street, Old Portsmouth, where the Duke of Buckingham was assassinated by John Felton in 1628
Buckingham House, High Street, Old Portsmouth, where the Duke of Buckingham was assassinated by John Felton in 1628
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Today we continue our look at the work of Gosport artist Martin Snape – pictures which are proving very popular with you. These come from Portsmouth Remember When fan Dave Aldous.

Although born in Gosport in 1852, many of Snape’s works were made in Portsmouth and around the harbour.

This gate formed part of the fortifications of Portsmouth built by Henry VIII and was situated near Camber Bridge. It was closed when Quay Gate was built in 1734.

This gate formed part of the fortifications of Portsmouth built by Henry VIII and was situated near Camber Bridge. It was closed when Quay Gate was built in 1734.

Today’s five drawings are from Portsmouth.

Snape lived in Spring Garden Lane, Gosport, near the old railway station, and was associated with the Gosport area all his life.

In 1922 he was commissioned to design the seal for the newly-created borough of Gosport.

In 1923 he was chosen to give the speech of welcome to the 91st annual conference of the British Medical Association which was beng held in Portsmouth.

The old Dock Mill, Napier Road, Southsea. Only the cottages survive of what was an early dockyard workers co-operative movement. In the early 1790s a group of dockyard workers set about obtaining the means to provide their members with cheap food so a windmill, bakery and brewery were acquired. Demolished 1925.

The old Dock Mill, Napier Road, Southsea. Only the cottages survive of what was an early dockyard workers co-operative movement. In the early 1790s a group of dockyard workers set about obtaining the means to provide their members with cheap food so a windmill, bakery and brewery were acquired. Demolished 1925.

He died in 1930 and one of his most famous paintings, of Forton Creek, hangs in Gosport town hall.

Old House, St Thomass Street, Old Portsmouth. A 16th century house which was one of those known as garrison houses. These were not allowed to exceed a certain height in case they overtopped the towns fortifications.

Old House, St Thomass Street, Old Portsmouth. A 16th century house which was one of those known as garrison houses. These were not allowed to exceed a certain height in case they overtopped the towns fortifications.

The George, High Street, Old Portsmouth. A famous inn as far back as the time of James I. It reached the height of its glory in the closing years of the 18th century when it was the recognised resort of the naval heroes of that period. Nelson breakfasted here for the last time in England on September 14, 1805.
Destroyed during the Second World War.

The George, High Street, Old Portsmouth. A famous inn as far back as the time of James I. It reached the height of its glory in the closing years of the 18th century when it was the recognised resort of the naval heroes of that period. Nelson breakfasted here for the last time in England on September 14, 1805. Destroyed during the Second World War.