English Civil War event at Portchester Castle October 7-8, 2006. The News PP3903
It is one of the best preserved Saxon forts and its lofty position on the south coast made it a perfect part of the defence strategy for the Solent for hundreds of years.
Over the years the castle has also been a favourite with historians and re-enactments, which regularly take place within the stone walls.
Here are some of our favourite memories of Portchester Castle.
Portchester Castle from the air. Undated. Picture: Costen.co.uk The rare engraving of Portchester Castle possibly in the early 19th century. Picture: Paul Costen collection Families in Portchester Castle on July 3, 1972. The News PP3895 Portchester Castle. Undated More than 60 members of the English Civil War Society's Fairfax Battalia were battling it out at Portchester Castle on October 7-8, 2006. The News PP3904 Portchester Castle from Horsea Island, January 1970 Norse men at Portchester Castle April 17, 1995. The News PP3905 Queen Elizabeth I is one of the chararcters in a history through the ages presentation at Portchester Castle (undated). The News PP3902 A view of Portchester Castle on July 13, 1984. The News PP3894 A shot of Portchester Castle with HMS Tiptoe in view on July 13, 1973. The News PP3897 Henry VIII is one of the characters in a history through the ages presentation at Portchest Castle (undated). The News PP3901 Portchester Castle from the path on March 11, 1985. The News PP3896 The entrance to Portchester Castle from the moat on November 15, 1975. The News PP3899 Depicting First World War soldiers, gunners of the Brockhurst Artillery with their 2.95 inch mountain gun at Portchester Castle in October 1995. The News PP3906 Guarding the May Queen. Taken at Portchester Castle in 1951 we see boys of the Fareham Sea Cadets fell-in and standing at ease as Guard of Honour to the May Queen of that year. The Militia in Portchester Castle about 1800. Portchester Castle being excavated circa 1930. Picture: The News, Portsmouth Scenes from the Mini-Medieval display at Portchester Castle on July 31, 1995. The News PP3907 Two Roman Praetorian Guards at the entrance to Portchester Castle on June 25, 1990. The News PP3908