Welcome to A Tale of One City – Portsmouth’s new community history website and online archive.

Find out about the people, places and topics which are part of Portsmouth’s story.

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People, Places & Topics

Henry Charles Bryant

Portsmouth artist who captured Dickens in a portrait


Leigh Park, The Warren

Images of housing when newly built by Portsmouth City Council



 “Havant Road had a Co-op Dairy, everyone was very friendly, all the children used to knock the door and run away. Everybody knew each other. I also remember Fratton Road shops, which had bread shops, the Chocolate King sweet shop on the corner and Bulpitts (Bulpitts Ltd drapers, soft furnishings and ladies outfitters – which also had branches in […]


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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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