Category Archives: History

Point Battery – the ARTches Project

UPDATE 4/12/13 Portsmouth City Council’s Planning Committee today approved both the planning applications submitted in support of the ARTches project.  More from me on today’s meeting is here.  Original blog continues below: As this blog must seem to regular readers … Continue reading

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HMS Excellent 1830-1930

I was shopping in Chichester last week when I came across the centenary history of the gunnery school at Portsmouth, published by Charpentier of Portsmouth.  The famous Excellent, Collingwood’s ship, ended her days moored in Portsmouth Harbour, and the earliest … Continue reading

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The Miners: Thatcher vs Wilson

UPDATE 4/1/14 I’ve been reading the stories over the last couple of days in the wake of the latest archive releases under the “30 year rule” which have been picked up so excitedly by some in the media.  This blog … Continue reading

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A quick post about slow trains

I often moan on Twitter about the uselessness of our privatised railways.  As the late Robert Adley predicted, it has become a sort of “poll tax on wheels”, pleasing nobody and not delivering any measurable improvement in the affairs of … Continue reading

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