The best kept secrets about Portsmouth that even most residents won’t know
Every city has its secrets and quirky stories, and Portsmouth is no exception.
Here are some of the best kept secrets from the city’s history - how many did you know?
1. Portsmouth appears on the oldest surviving route map of Great Britain
The Gough Map dates from about 1360. Portsmouth is labelled Portis Mouth and is represented by a single red-roofed building.
2. Portsmouth has the only Brit to be named Playboy's Playmate of the Year
The first centrefold to display full-frontal nudity in a magazine is believed to have been of Portsmouth-born Marilyn Cole.
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3. Portsmouth once had the longest building in the world
The longest building in the world at the time was built in the dockyard in 1776. The Ropery was 1,095ft long.
4. Fratton Park hosted the first league game to be played under floodlights
The game, on February 22, 1956, was between Pompey and Newcastle. Pompey lost 2-0.