‘When the press-gang dragged its net around a district, were short people at greater risk of being pressed into involuntary naval service than their lanky fellows?’

Events coinciding with home games in October
12 Open Studios
12 Portsmouth Memory Walk
12 Portsvaria Oktoberfest
26 (to 3 Nov) Haunted Histories from the View
2 Alien on board HMS Alliance
16 Pastel Wasteland Film Festival

to 31 Dec 2020 Horrible Histories: Pirates – the Exhibition

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Portsmouth’s tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from info@townsof2halves.co.uk). For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Portsmouth or Team Locals.
Links to Portsmouth attractions include:

Blue Reef Aquarium
Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum
Historic Dockyard
HMS Victory
HMS Warrior
Mary Rose Museum
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Portsmouth Museum
Royal Marines Museum
Southsea Model Village
The Spinnaker

‘Bags of ballast freighted the barriers, presumably in case the banners gave them aerodynamic qualities. The bags looked like unattended packages waiting for a controlled explosion’