‘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?’

Blue Reef Aquarium www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk

Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk

Historic Dockyard www.historicdockyard.co.uk

HMS Victory www.hms-victory.com

HMS Warrior www.hmswarrior.org

Mary Rose Museum maryrose.org

National Museum of the Royal Navy www.nmrn.org.uk

Portsmouth Museum portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk

‘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’

Royal Marines Museum www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk

Southsea Model Village www.southseamodelvillage.biz

The Spinnaker www.spinnakertower.co.uk