Portsmouth inhabitants have felt earthquake tremors on at least four occasions in 1692, 1734, 1750 and 1834.
The Post Office Directory of Portsmouth 1859 shows a William Parsons trading at 31 St Mary Street as a chemist and druggist. On the 17th June 1859 he was the victim of a robbery, his apprentice James William Brown gave this statement at the Court Sessions. “About half past six o’ clock last evening Thursday [...]Posted April 16, 2013 under
Among the many establishments on Butcher Street in Portsea was the shop of Henry Fletcher and William Miller. They are listed in the 1859 Post Office Directory of Portsmouth as ‘ironmongers, glass and china dealers, & wholesale stationers’ with premises at 31 Queen Street, 37 Butcher Street and 2 St George’s Square. Court Sessions for June [...]Posted under