Portsmouth Through Time

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Portsmouth Through Time

Author : John Sadden
ISBN : 9781445630366
Genre : Photography
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This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Portsmouth has changed and developed over the last century.
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Portsmouth Dockyard Through Time

Author : Philip MacDougall
ISBN : 9781445663999
Genre : Transportation
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Portsmouth Dockyard has changed and developed over time.
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Rambles About Portsmouth

Author : Charles Warren Brewster
ISBN : NYPL:33433115673810
Genre : Portsmouth (N.H.)
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The Debates And Proceedings In The Congress Of The United States With An Appendix Containing Important State Papers And Public Documents And All The Laws Of A Public Nature With A Copious Index First To Eighteenth Congress First Session Compriing The Period From March 3 1789 To May 27 1824 Inclusive Comp From Authentic Materials

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32435028465490
Genre : United States
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Portsmouth

Author : John Sadden
ISBN : 1860776493
Genre : History
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On both sides of the harbour, Pompey''s fortifications, military garrison, dockyard, naval and air defence establishments--and much more--are fully featured in this enthralling new history ... PortsmouthHarbourhas offered a secure anchorage for fighting fleets since Roman times. The growth of ''Pompey'' from an adjunct to the ancient military centre at Portchester to the world''s premier naval base in Britain''s imperial heyday is fully explained and described in this new book, which, for the first time, brings together the history of the harbour''s fortifications, military garrison, dockyard, naval and air defence establishments. Portsmouthwas an important naval base by the early Middle Ages, but it was not until the 18th century and the beginning of the long series of wars with Franceand Spainthat it began its rapid rise to pre-eminence. Many establishments sprang up to support this growth, on both sides of the harbour. Naval, military and Marine barracks, the Gunwharf, the great Dockyard, HaslarHospital, Priddy''s Hard, Clarence Victualling Yard and the GunnerySchool, HMS Excellent. All are fully featured in this comprehensive, yet compelling, condensation of tons of archives into a very readable book. Not confined to the evolution of facilities and fortifications, the author''s narrative highlights the many defensive and offensive innovations that were developed locally, and the parts played by such individuals as Jonas Hanway, Agnes Weston, Sarah Robinson, Admiral Sir Jacky Fisher, Dr. James Lind and William and Robert Froude. Well illustrated by carefully selected engravings and rare photographs, many never previously published, this book will undoubtedly become the standard work; essential to interested residents and visitors and of great value to naval and military historians everywhere. John Sadden is Portsmouthborn and bred. Educated at Southern Grammar School and Portsmouth Polytechnic, where he gained a first class honours degree and qualified as a teacher, he went on to study at the University of North London adding a qualification as librarian. Following work at the CountyPlanningand Surveyors'' Library, in Winchester, and public libraries in the Farehamarea, he is currently both Lending Librarian in Petersfield and a Reference Librarian at the Universityof Portsmouth. His consuming, combined interest in local, naval and military history was successfully expressed in his first book, Keep the Home Fires Burning (1990), a history of Portsmouthand Gosportin the First World War. He has also compiled best-selling volumes of local archive photographs and contributes to Hampshire, the county magazine. John currently maintains a large collection of photographs recording changes in the built environment of the Portsmoutharea, as a record for future historians. Another on-going project covers the county''s growing number of periodicals. The first fruit was The Hampshire Index, a 27,000 entry compilation published in 1998 and in use throughout the county''s public libraries, which enables local historians to access these valuable secondary sources. John lives in Gosportwith his wife, Irene, and daughter, Karen.
Category: History

Accounts And Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN : OXFORD:555098953
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Ashland Huntington Ironton And Portsmouth Through Time

Author : Terry Baldridge
ISBN : 1625450435
Genre : History
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The confluence of the Big Sandy River and Ohio River is also the geographical location where the states of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky meet. However, this meeting is so much more than just the local tri-state. It is an area where blood lines and cultures transcend state boarders, where these river cities are often viewed at one large metropolitan area, despite their locations in three different states.
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Army Navy Official Gazette

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ISBN : WISC:89073170540
Genre : Military art and science
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London S Lost Route To Portsmouth

Author : Paul A. L. Vine
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120937763
Genre : History
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The Portsmouth and Arundel Canal was an extraordinary speculation and an ignominious failure. Planned to complete the inland navigation between London and Portsmouth Harbour, the waterway was part barge canal, part ship canal and part open water when it opened in 1823. The navigation company suffered from poor management and lack of financial control. Contractors' accounts were left unpaid, resulting in their refusal to carry out repairs. From the Thames to Portsmouth was 115 miles and involved the passage of 52 locks. Only when there was sufficient water available could the voyage be made in less than five days. London merchants, frustrated by the need to pay tolls to six different Navigations, continued to prefer the coastal route. Nevertheless, between 1824 and 1838 barges carried many tons of bullion from Portsmouth to the Bank of England. The Chichester Ship Canal alone proved successful, and although it closed in the early 20th century, there are plans to re-open that section to Chichester Harbour for pleasure craft. This new book will receive a warm welcome from canal and waterway students everywhere and from local historians in Sussex and Hampshire.
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