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People, Places & Topics

John William Adams

William Adams was born about 1774. He married Martha Tribe on the14th February 1804  at St Marys Church, Portsea. A son, John William Adams, was born in 1805. John William married Susanna Fabian in  St Thomas’s Church, Portsmouth in 1828. Four children were born to them before they migrated to South Australia on HM ship […]


Eye and Ear Hospital

The Portsmouth and Southern Counties Eye and Ear Hospital opened in Pembroke Road in 1884.



A rival to the public house


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Tale of One City Exhibition wins Award

Posted February 05, 2013 at 03:49pm | 0 comments

   Well done to the City Museum, which has won the News Guide Award for Best Exhibition. Museums staff celebrated  as ‘Tale of One City’ was announced as Best Exhibition, at an event which honours the best entertainment in the area. Joining museums staff at the event were representatives from 3 of the community groups […]

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