Portsmouth History fair will bring past to life

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A NEW event will celebrate the history of Portsmouth.

The Portsmouth History fair will let residents look into the past of their city and discover more about their family tree.

Anna Delaney, Portsmouth History Centre officer, said: ‘We hope that lots of people will come and find out about all the historical resources available at the Portsmouth History Centre.

‘If you’re thinking of looking into your family tree, it’s the perfect place to start.’

The fair will feature talks from local historians, tips on how to research your family history and a display of historical diaries detailing the day-to-day life of local people.

In Guildhall Square a Leyland Tower Wagon, which was once used to maintain overhead cables for the old trolleybuses that used to run through Portsmouth, will also be on display.

The fair takes place on Saturday, July 20, from 10am to 3pm, at Portsmouth Central Library.

For more information call the Portsmouth History Centre on (023) 9268 8046.