History explored in free exhibition

Haverhill's Family Christmas Night (as pictured from last year) takes place on Friday, December 1. Picture by Andy Mayes.

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THE latest free exhibition at Portsmouth Museum features 60 paintings, photographs and prints inspired by real and imaginary journeys.

Called ‘Where Are You Going?’, it brings together items from the museum’s collection that show people on the move and prompt questions about why they are travelling.

All of the artworks have tales to tell. People are shown using different types of transport to travel on land, by water and in the 
air.

Some pictures show recognisable places and familiar journeys – ferry trips on the Solent and people travelling around the city by bicycle or on foot.

Local people, buildings and locations are well represented and the exhibition reflects changing patterns of work, leisure and modes of transport.

It includes a view of local life in a 19th century oil painting by Edmund Thornton Crawford called Portsmouth Harbour.

Drinkers on the balconies of the Isle of Wight Tavern, now the Still & West, look out at a busy scene of rowing boats and ships, some of them warships.