Here's 26 reasons why we're proud to come from Portsmouth - from A to Z
PORTSMOUTH is a fabulous place to live, work and grow up in.
While we all know Pompey is a great city, if you were looking for evidence to back up that claim – there is plenty from famous residents to war heroes, museums and landmarks. Here are 26 reasons to be proud of Portsmouth from A to Z:
1. A is for Hertha Ayrton
Born in Portsmouth in 1854, Hertha was a trail blazing engineer. She was awarded the prestigious Hughes Medal in 1906 for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water.
Portsmouth played a huge role in the D-Day invasion, as shown in the recent 75th anniversary commemorations. This museum in Southsea helps mark the city's part in one of the turning points of the Second World War.