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

Susanna Haswell Rowson

America's first best-selling novelist


Chichester Road North End

Businesses on Chichester Road in 1924


Portsmouth in the Future

Some predictions of Portsmouth beyond the year 2000, made in 1967 as part of a study by the Portsmouth Junior Chamber of Commerce. Lifestyle: It is visualised that homes will have a deep freeze unit attached to micro-wave or infra-ray cookers so that when the household returns home for a meal, the food will be […]


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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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