Business launches with a new line in soap

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SOAP manufacturing will return to Portsmouth with the launch of a new craft company.

The business – called Southsea Bathing Hut – launched at the Love Southsea Easter Market on Palmerston Road on Saturday.

Business owner Samantha Worsey said she was inspired by Portsmouth’s past soap-making industry, which included Doudneys of Commercial Road and Tillys of Prospect Row.

Samantha said: ‘I was born and bred in Portsmouth, so I am passionate about this city and its heritage. I decided it was time to use my skills to revive a lost local industry.’

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