Women help make history at Portsmouth Dockyard


I was an apprentice in Portsmouth Dockyard when the girls in the photograph joined. There used to be two entries a year and they were one or two behind my entry. I met them though, a few months after that photo. They came to the machine shop where I was on my second stint I… Continue reading Women help make history at Portsmouth Dockyard

Fury as lorries park up in lane as work on new estate begins


Do you suppose the developers and planners factor in the misery that residents have to endure when a new development gets underway ? The additional noise levels, the additional traffic, the dirt and dust that finds its way inside your house and the dirt and mud that is spread along the adjacent roads. Its a… Continue reading Fury as lorries park up in lane as work on new estate begins

Local Forums looking into community bid for South Parade Pier


I should like to wish the Eastney Neighbourhood Forum, and the East Southsea Neighbourhood Forum, the best of luck with their proposed bid to raise funds to enable them to take over the ownership and running of South Parade Pier. Per my previous post and previous articles in The News, the pier is in dire… Continue reading Local Forums looking into community bid for South Parade Pier

View From The Conservatory


Today the post is more of a View In The Conservatory. Over the last few days, with the glorious weather that we have been “suffering” (tongue firmly in cheek), the temperatures have been as high as 41 degrees. While that is far, far too high for a wilting pansy such as myself there has been… Continue reading View From The Conservatory

Southsea Pier Safety – The Unbalanced View


How can you ban the general public from the pier on safety grounds but then still allow anglers access Surely it is either safe or unsafe. Or does the couple of quid charged to the anglers really make everything all right ? Its time that some form of national funding was put in place to… Continue reading Southsea Pier Safety – The Unbalanced View