Hampshire Genealogical Society

Non-HGS Publications / Portsmouth WEA Local History Group Publications

We are pleased to offer the following publications from the Portsmouth Workers Education Association Local History Group. This is a splendid series entitled "Memories of..." covering various areas of Portsmouth. They contain fascinating detail of the streets and houses within the area using early records from the Portsmouth Record Office. The books also include personal stories from inhabitants of the area, as do the more general books about wartime and work experiences. They are an invaluable source of social history and detailed observation of daily life mainly from the 1920s and 30s, but also the 40s and 50s.

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Dickensian Portsmouth

A special limited edition for the 2012 anniversary year of Dickens birth in Portsmouth has some information on the family, their houses in Portsmouth, living conditions in the early 1800s, and areas of Portsmouth around 1812 - the time of Dickens birth....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30127

Going to Work Volume One

Published in 2001, this book contains memories of starting work in the Portsmouth-Portsea areas in a variety of trades and occupations. This is an illustrated version of the 1981 booklet....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30113

Going to Work Volume Two

This book continues with more memories of starting work in the Portsmouth-Portsea areas in a variety of trades and occupations. Published in 2002....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30117

Highbury Memories

Published in 2002, this book deals with the area to the north east of Portsea Island between the Creek and the south coast railway line. The main housing in the area was started between the wars. 13 illustrations....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30119

Kingston Road Remembered

The main route from North End to Kingston and Fratton was well served with shops, churches and taverns. A revised and updated reprint in 2012 of our 1999 booklet with memories of shops and businesses in Kingston Road and Kingston Crescent....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30103

Memories of Arundel Street

Revised in 2002, this book has 9 new illustrations and the addition of streets lying between Arundel Street and the railway....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30118

Memories of Charlotte Street

Illustrated booklet of the well-known market street and surrounding area. Second edition of 1993, reprinted 2001....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30114

Memories of Copnor

This book deals with the area east of the island, between Copnor Road, from Hilsea, and the railway until they converge at Copnor Bridge. Illustrated with photographs. New for 2011....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30126

Memories of Cosham

The latest in our series of booklets takes us off the island and covers the area known as Cosham. In general this covers High street across to Northern Road...

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30133

Memories of Downtown Portsmouth

This illustrated booklet covers Commercial Road, the largest shopping street in Portsmouth. Reprint of the 1994 edition....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30102

Memories of Fratton

Illustrated with maps and drawings, the booklet covers Fratton Road. First published in 1997, reprinted 2011....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30115

Memories of Lake Road and its Locality

This book covers the area enclosed by Lake Road, Fratton Road, Arundel Street and Commercial Road. 62 pages with 8 illustrations. 62 pages with 8 illustrations. First published in 1980; revised and expanded in 1999....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30110

Memories of Marylebone

Memories of Marylebone (Hyde Park Road) a reprint of our 1999 booklet with memories of shops and businesses in Hyde Park Road and surrounding streets which at one time was known as Marylebone...

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30128

Memories of Mile End and Rudmore

This book covers three adjacent areas on the west of Portsea Island: Flathouse along the western shore; Mile End surrounding part of Commercial Road; and Rudmore further north....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30121

Memories of New Road

New Road A new revision in 2012 of one or the earliest WEA booklets with memories, shops, and businesses in New Road....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30129

Memories of North End and Hilsea

New for 2006, this volume covers the residential and busy shopping area north of Kingston to the old city boundary and thence on through Hilsea to the north of Portsea Island....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30122

Memories of Old Buckland

Revised version of Buckland Memories (1991) covering the area between Commercial Road and Kingston Road, north of Church Street and Lake Road. Published in 2001....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30120

Memories of Old Portsmouth

This edition revisits Old Portsmouth, but using a post war street directory as a guide to the research. First published 2009....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30124

Memories of Palmerston Road

A new book for 2013 with memories and shops and businesses in the main shopping area of Southsea...

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30123

Memories of Portsea

This volume incorporates the former Memories of Portsea and Memories of Queen Street booklets. It covers the area between the town of Old Portsmouth and the Dockyard, centred on Queen Street. There is also a new section on the history of the Gunwharf leading up to the modern Gunwharf Quays development. Published 2007....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30135

Memories of Southsea

This book covers the area now known as Southsea including the area from the beach to the parades and the common. Reprint of the volume first published in 2000....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30112

Memories of Southsea

The latest in our series of booklets (published 2015) covers part of the area known as Southsea, covering the area south of Elm Grove to Kent Road; and from Victoria Road South to, but not including, Castle Road....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30131

Memories of Southsea Castle Road,Kings Road

This latest publication in the series covers the area of Southsea, specifically focussing on the areas of Kings Road, Castle Road and St. Pauls Road...

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30132

Memories of Wymering and Paulsgrove

This book, first published in 1998, covers the area to the north west of Portsea Island which was developed pre- and post-war to accommodate the expansion of Portsmouth....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30108

Milton Memories

Formerly a separate village, Milton lies on the eastern side of the island between Copnor and Eastney. Published 1995, reprinted 2011....

Supplied by: Hampshire Genealogical Society Product Ref: HAM-30111

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