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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

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.  

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Arches at Hilsea

The Arches at Hilsea, Portsmouth were removed in 1920

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Health and Hospitals

"I have seen many changes in diseases. I was nursing in 1939 in a children's hospital. I have seen diseases you don't get now, such as Osteomyelitis disease of the bones and Bovine TB from milk, if it wasn't pasteurised. I was in an operating theatre before I was 17. I was a health visitor […]

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Our latest news

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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