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People, Places & Topics

Joseph Whicher Byerley

  Byerley Road in Fratton was named after Joseph Whicher Byerley. Joseph, born in 1814 was a coal merchant and later a master baker who provided bread to the dockyard. He lived in 8 Osbourne Terrace. Joseph died 1889 and was buried in Kingston cemetery.  


HMS Vernon, Gunwharf

Played a vital role in the preparations for D-Day


US Navy visit to Portsmouth 1956.

 ‘The six warships of the United States Navy Midshipmen’s Training Squadron arrived at Portsmouth on the morning of the 3rd July. They were the battleships  Iowa and New Jersey and the destroyers Perry, J. P. Kennedy, Johnston and C. R. Ware and were under the command of Rear Admiral K. M. McManes… All ships were […]


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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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