The Portsmouth Society - The Archive

Welcome to The Archive
The Portsmouth Society's archives go back many years. We have recalled some of our newsletters and have made them available here. We hope that they will be of interest to members, readers and historians. We are also recalling other items including annual reports and design competition results.

Annual Reports
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
Design Awards
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Jan 2014 Roger James 5.1.1921 - 14.11.2013
Record Year for the Design Awards
Portsmouth Society Moves Forward
Historic Environment Meeting
“Southern Comfort 2013” - Civic Associations get-together
Portsmouth Naval Base – underpinning the nation's security through the 21st century
Portsmouth City Council’s Planning Department
An update on The Story of Southsea Rock Gardens
The Story of Bob’s Bench
Tree Officer Report Winter 2013
Meeting with Leader of Portsmouth City Council
The Future of English Heritage
Distressed Town Centre Report
Sep 2013 Portsmouth Society Celebrates 40 Years
The Portsmouth Society – 40 years on
Civic Voice – Benefits of Membership
Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth
Autumn Tree Walk in Ravelin Park - 5 October
Local History Course: The Victorians
Armed Forces Day
e-Petition to Amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
The New Mary Rose Museum
Lakeside Wildlife Walks
The Future, 2014 and all that
Proposed TESCO superstore for Fratton Park
May 2013 New Owners for Wymering Manor
Civic Voice calls for Community Right of Appeal
MPs approve revised home extensions procedure
New permitted development rights come into force
Meeting with the Leader of the Council
The Local List of Buildings
Meet the committee – Simon Ball
Architecture a la Café at St. Cuthbert's Church Copnor
Shoreham-by-Sea Visit 20 April 2013
Shoreham Outer Beach – a personal view
St. Peter’s Update
3 Portland Terrace – Request for information
New Books
Picture Parade
Portsmouth Society 40th Anniversary Lunch
Jan 2013 Magastructure for The Hard
Wymering Manor Becomes Community Asset
Portsmouth Society’s 40th Anniversary
Civic Voice in 2012
Civic Voice Coventry AGM and Convention
Stalemate Thhreat to Pier Rescue
Meetings with the Leader of the Council
Diamond Jubilee tree planting in Milton Park
Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923)
Can anyone identify this house?
Greening the Tricorn Car Park
New Horizon Elms
A Day Out By Train to Shoreham-by-Sea
Architecture a la café at the Groundlings Theatre
Sep 2012 Portsmouth International Port Wins Best New Building 2012
Seafront and City Centre Masterplans
Visit to Gunwharf Quays – 4 July
Progress at Hilsea Lido
Croquet Pavilion, Canoe Lake Southsea – building at risk?
Littlehampton Visit 16 June
Heritage at Risk in the Dockyard
Re-thinking Neighbourhood Planning
Dickens Celebrations in Fratton
Work starts on the University’s Eldon Building extension
Trees in the Townscape, a Guide for Decision Makers
Former Eagle Cinema, New Road, Copnor
May 2012 Lord Mayor unveils Design Awards Plaques
Architecture à la Café
From the Chair
Planning matters
Removal of VAT relief on alterations to listed buildings
Georgette, “Gigi” Norrish
Trees Update
The Portsmouth Dialect – “Pompeyspeak”
Open Plaques
January 2012 Bob Adderley, 1930-2011
Progress at Wymering Manor
New phone mast for Copnor
Savoy Court, South Parade
Architecture à la Café
Audrey Jane Mullis, 1934 -2011
2011 Design Awards
Please can you help?
Tricorn Shop Centre sign
BBC Reel History 2 Film Event
Quebec House, Old Portsmouth
Conservation or Change – the care of Church Buildings
Farewell to ASWE
Romsey trip - A fine day, a fine town…
New Elm Trees for Ladies’ Mile, Southsea Common
Memories of the Great Storm of October 1987
September 2011 Farewell Savoy Court
Edwardian Seafront Shelter
Civic Day 2011 - in Retrospect
The Future for St Peter's and St Luke's Southsea
Revising Lloyd/Pevsner
The Friends of Cumberland House natural History Museum, Southsea
The Localism Bill
Friends of Old Wymering - Alive and Kicking!
Guided Walk - The City Centre's Best 20th Century Buildings
News from Portsmouth and Southsea Tree Wardens
News from Civic Voice
The Portsmouth Book of Days
New Theatre Royal
Corporate Membership
June 2011 Wymering Manor- Building At Risk
Civic Day Arrives
Portsmouth Society Officers and Committee 2011-12
Andrew Handyside
What’s Portsmouth For? – Penny Mordaunt MP
Portsmouth’s Favourite Trees
St Peter’s Church and Institute Somers Road
Dockyards In Art: Art in Dockyards
Anti-tank defences at Eastney beach
Gog and Magog
Greening the Tricorn Grey
The Bunker
Old Portsmouth: A Garrison Town in the Mid-19th Century
Portsmouth Society on Twitter @PortsmouthSoc
Committee Minutes
Summer Day Trip to Romsey
March 2011 The Saga of Derelict Eyesores on the Seafront
Buildings of England - a celebration of the achievement of SirNikolaus Pevsner and his co-authors.
New book from CABE - Creating excellent buildings - A guide for clients
Civic Day Update
Pedestrianisation of Commercial Road (South) and Edinburgh Road (East)
Planning Matters
Book Review - Deane Clark’s Portsmouth
A Green Walk in Old Portsmouth
Words of Wisdom from the Leader of Portsmouth City Council
November 2010 Design Awards 2010 - A Focus on Sustainable Development
The Big Event
Civic Day 2011
Meet the committee – part 2
Heritage Weekend, Southsea Castle
New Books: Thomas Ellis Owen – Shaper of Portsmouth,‘Father of Southsea’;
The Tricorn Life and Death of a Sixties Icon; Deane Clark’s Portsmouth
English Heritage Protection Process
Portsmouth Tree Wardens
Transfer of Assets
Fortifications on the South Coast
Recruit a friend!
July 2010 Civic Voice is Launched
Letter from the Chairman
Southern Comfort 2010
Meet the committee – part 1
What the Victorians left to us
The New 2010 Strand Mural
PPS5 - Planning for the Historic Environment
Plan to put up memorial to 14 victims of air raid
Do Street Trees have a Future?
Tree Identification Walk in Milton Park
Design Awards 2010 - Nominations invited
Portsmouth Green Fair
Letter to the Editor
Portsea Island Discs
April 2010 “Green Lung” Destroyed at Mile End Road
New Chairman for the Portsmouth Society
Membership Subscriptions
A Message from Celia Clark
Introducing - Bob Adderley
New National Voice for Civic Societies
New use for Beneficial School, Portsea
Can you help?
Space, Place-making and Urban Design - SPUD
Book Review - 'Kilo Sierra Five One' (Policing Portsmouth in the 1980s)
Portsmouth and Southsea Tree Wardens
Days Out with the Portsmouth Society
January 2010 New Continental Ferry Port Terminal Building Unveiled
Civic Society Initiative – Conclusions and Next Steps
Civic Trust South East Autumn Conference
World Heritage Bid
MOD disposals - new research commissioned by the Bill Sargeant Trust
Greening Southsea
Housing Space Standards: Rising or Falling?
Local Transport Plan 3
Site of Savoy Buildings, South Parade, Southsea
Fawcett Rd, Emanuels & Willesden
Some Unexpected Choices?
What do you love about Portsmouth?
Patricia Sheridan (Paddy) 1930-2009 An Appreciation
Two new local history books from Ron Brown
September 2009 Design Awards 2009 - A record year for new buildings in Portsmouth!
Goodbye Civic Trust, Hello Civic Society Initiative
'City of Culture' 2013
Tricorn Book is published!
World Heritage Site - update
The Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, Portsdown Hill
Architectural 'Bus Tour, Saturday 08 August 2009
Greening Southsea
Volunteering Opportunity - Tree Wardens
English Heritage Conservation Area Report
No.6 Your local independent cinema
Days out with the Portsmouth Society
Pedestrian Guardrailing
Gift Aid - Helping the Society's Funds!
Denis Callender
Treadgolds Ironmongers …
… and Treadgolds Warehouse
UniverCities Conference - Portsmouth 23 & 24 July
February 2009 Save Our Trees!
World Heritage Site update
Public Art Strategy
The Pyramids, Southsea
Go permeable - it's planning free!
Seafront Shelter
Days out with the Portsmouth Society
Planning update
Dr Colin White
Your local independent cinema needs you!
Maintaining the unique character of Drayton Lane
From the Membership Secretary
Grass Roots Online - the Civic Societies Newsletter
October 2008 2008 Annual Design Awards
Portsmouth Harbour, the Isle of Wight and Spithead as a World Heritage site
Link with sister city Portsmouth New Hampshire
Design Champion/Historic Environment Champion
An evening walking tour of Alverstoke Village
The Omega Centre
Somerstown, Planning Q & As
"Your city, your future - the draft Portsmouth Plan".
June 2008 Northern Quarter Plans Approved
Architectural Bus Tour
City Vision Centres - Southampton - and Portsmouth?
Designing Portsmouth 2009/2010
Hilsea Lido Update
Southsea Flooding
World Heritage Site Bid
The Shelter on Eastney Esplanade
Thomas Ellis Owen Sculpture
Treadgolds Museum
Naval Medicine
Pyramids update
Rodney Gordon 1033-2008
Philip Kolvin's Speech to the Civic Trust South East.
January 2008 The past is a present to the future
Northern Quarter Plans Now Available
New Venue for Monthly Meetings
Visit to Farnborough Airport
Farewell Pitt Street Baths
Tipner Regeneration Masterplan
Hilsea Lido Pool for the People
Boundary walls and Conservation Areas
What's Past is Passed? - Creative Thinking Exercise
Your City, Your Future - Core Strategy Submission
The Guardsman, Fratton Road
Cut the VAT Coalition
Odeon Cinema North End
September 2007

Special report
Design Awards 2007
Harbour cruise report
Hilsea Lido
Wymering Manor
World Heritage Site update
T.E.Owen sculpture
Commercial Rd/Edinburgh Rd public inquiry
PFC Stadium
Core Strategy - what's on the horizon for Portsmouth?

The case for removing South West Trains' cramped Suburban- style units from London-Portsmouth Main Line Services
June 2007 Portsmouth FC Stadium for The Hard?,
Core Strategy for Portsmouth
Proposals for Northern Quarter,
Planning Matters
Buildings in their original condition
Membership update
South West Trains
Planning white paper
Meeting with PCC Chief Exec. David Williams
World Heritage proposals
Edinburgh Rd / Commercial Rd closure
Portsmouth Society wins Civic Award
January 2007 Design Awards 2006
Savoy Buildings
New John Lewis store for Northern Quarter
Portsmouth Harbour as a World Heritage Site
Report from Southern Comfort 2006
The New Planning System
Core Strategy Questionnaire
Architecture Week 2007
Portsmouth Archaeology
Reviving Hilsea Lido
The City Council's Trees
South West Trains (SWT) downgrades Portsmouth-Waterloo line.
July 2006 Wymering Manor Success
Southern Comfort 2006
Buckingham House, Old Portsmouth
Archaeology – missing in Portsmouth
New Publications
Knight & Lee - Proposal for listed status
Portsmouth Festivities
South East Plan
Proposed Regeneration of Tipner
Abolition of Crown exemption
New Think Tank
Volunteer Day 17 June 2006
February 2006 'Maritime City - Portsmouth 1945 - 2005'
Northern Quarter - Outline Permission Granted
Brunel Bicentennial Celebrations
Wymering Manor - the oldest house in Portsmouth
Decaying Public Heritage
Craftspeople in short supply - yet popular university course to close?
Southern Comfort 2005, Farnham
Nuclear or not?
Peter Cobb - Fortifications buff, enthusiast and colleague
Nothing to Report - more signs in Old Portsmouth
St George's Road Pelican crossing - a small victory for the Society
September 2005 Portsmouth Society Design Awards 2005
"Northern Quarter" redevelopment
Definition of "consult" and "consultation fatigue"
Architecture week bus tour
Wymering Manor
A Sandwich or a Portsmouth?
Coming shortly : the Society's book Portsmouth 1915 - 2005, published by Suttons, should be available in time for Christmas!Pompeyspeak - Dinlo
The Walled City Guide to XingchengWalled Cities get together
May 2005 How do you recognise a good building?
Design Award 2005 - Nominations Invited
"Inside Out" Home for Mary Rose
Beneficial School, Kent Street, Portsea
A sustainable future for Fraser Battery, Eastney?
Concrete Threat to Front Gardens
Block Mills - top historic site and Building at Risk
More Pompeyspeak
Travel costs since 1997
Traffic gridlocks in Portsmouth
The South East Plan
The Point and Broad Street – Appeal rejected
Nelson's statue and the Victory anchor
Moving around Portsmouth
February 2005 What Future for Southsea Shopping Precinct?
How to declutter your streets
Trafalgar 200
Lionel Brett (Viscount Esher) 1913-2004
Replanning the Tricorn site
Tricorn News & Gossip
The Great Portsmouth Gridlock
The Rimmington mural
Traffic Signs in Conservation Areas
Milan Mandaric statue appeal
Defects of the traffic system
Postcards from Portsmouth
Forgotten Ports of England
TETRA - Transmitting from Fratton Park
Conservation News
Guide to Planning
August 2004 Pompey Stadium and Village
PFI for Roads Rebuilding and Maintenance
A Portsmouth Treasure - dimly revealed
Determination of Planning Applications
Kate Crowley's Fund
The Mainline they Shouldn't Ignore
Thomas Ellis Owen Festival
Southern Comfort Meeting
Tricorn Fest
New Venue for Monthly Meetings
January 2004 The Tricorn - What Future?
Tricorn as an Inspiration
Your favourite urban place
Lost History
Cr*p Towns!
Best Practice in Regeneration 2003
Consuming Less in our Homes
The New Queen Alexandra Hospital
The Tower - What Cost?
BBC Southern Ways in South Today
Portsmouth Point
The Riviera but Nearer
Quote of the Month
Wasted Space
September 2003 Design Awards 2003
Autumn Lecture Series
The Vulcan decision
Solent Architecture Centre
The Tricorn
Cosham Tram Shelter - Help Please!
The University's Milton Campus
Waterworks visit
The Portsmouth City Local Plan
The Civic Trust South East
Love and principal, tough and tender
The Old House at Home, Paulsgrove
The Civic Trust South East
Queen Alexandra Hospital
May 2003 Further development at Gunwharf Quays
The University's Milton Campus
The future of Church Buildings
Exhibition of work by Eric Rimmington
City of Portsmouth Preserved Passenger Depot
West Southsea residents' parking - Update
The Old House at Home, Paulsgrove
Highland Road Cemetery
Architecture Week Seminar - Achieving High Density and High Quality Settlements
January 2003 Design Competition 2002 - Lord Mayor unveils the plaques.
Broad Street Bus Museum under threat.
Manhatten on Portsmouth Harbour - high rise at Gunwharf?
Vulcan Building Gunwharf - sacrificed to flats?
Portsmouth Society's 30th Anniversary.
The Impact of the Signing Strategy.
Brent Goose Strategy.
The New Road Centre.
Sale of the Centuries.
Commercial Road Fountain - a personal view.
St James's Hospital Grounds.
Pompey as she is spoke - yet more readers' comments.
Wymering Manor Update.
Book Review - Portsmouth Ships, Dockyard and Town
September 2002 City Signing Strategy
When you're in a hole, stop digging!
Trafalgar House mural
New Fleet Headquarters at Whale Island
Gunwharf developments
Architecture Week Seminar,
St James's Hospital
Buildings of concern
The City Centre Plan
Buildings at Risk Register 2002,
Vospers in the Dockyard
Pompey as she is spoke - readers' comments
New bridge on the block
February 2002 Portsmouth Society Design Awards 2001.
Pompey as she is spoke.
Making Common Cause - The future of New Road Centre.
Southsea Castle and D-Day Museum future Assured.
Disagreements with Government.
Greening the city.
Seminar on Mobile Phone Masts.
City of culture?
Road to Rail for Freight.
The Society - the way forward.
Design Improvement - a short-lived vision?
A History of Cambridge Barracks.
Portsdown Tunnels.
March 2001 Connaught Drill Hall under threat.
Gunwharf opening.
St James Village Green Inquiry.
Cumberland House.
Landport redevelopment.
Regeneration of housing in the inner city.
Architectural competition for Old Portsmouth.
The Draft City Plan.
The Mary Rose National Treasure.
Monorail update.
Stop the grot! Images of England.
Tri-sail advertising.
The Kings Theatre.
Advertising on phone boxes
August 2001 Museum Buildings at Risk.
Armslengthing Southsea Castle.
D-Day Museum & Eastney Pumping Station.
Connaught Drill Hall.
A New Footbridge for Hilsea Moat.
What Is Good Design?
A New Conservation Area?
Rivers Street Hall.
Rail to the Docks.
Extension of QA Hospital.
Vulcan Building.
Kings Theatre Saved!
School Losses.
Boathouse 6, Dockyard.
Up My Street.
Green Lung Sacrificed to cheap food.
St James Town Green.
Design Awards 2001.
Designs Watered Down
February 2000 Millennium Tower.
Monorail Proposal.
Fratton Goods Yard.
Pitt Street Baths.
Portsmouth 2000 Exhibition Bursledon Brickworks.
Building Conservation.
Building Sights.
The City Plan.
RAe Farnborough.
Museums and Galleries Month.
Amazing Lack of a Maze.
Former Palace Cinema.
July 2000 Mill Redoubt, Gunwharf.
The Millennium Scheme.
The Local Transport Plan.
Views on the Gunwharf Restoration.
Civic Trust Champion Project.
Copnor Incinerator Update.
The Harbour Tunnel.
Design Competition 2000 Boathouse 4 Proposal.
Cumberland House Museum
October 2000 Listed Status for former Palace Cinema.
Success over Vosper Proposal.
Gardens for Wildlife.
Planning in Decline.
Friends of Cumberland Society.
The Incinerator Inquiry.
Flooding in Southsea.
Book News.
Rail Franchise Bids.
News from the Dockyard.
Report on the Southern Comfort meeting at Gosport.
GROTT and the Tricorn
April 1999 The Millennium Tower.
Southsea Beach Water Pollution.
St James's Park.
City Centre (North) Planning Brief.
The Incinerator.
Towards 2000 and Beyond.
Maintenance of Council Owned Property.
Urban Living "Putting the heart back into our towns and cities".
The Park Building, King Henry Street.
New Road School.
Local Agenda 21.
Gunwharf Residential Development.
Local Transport Plan.
McDonalds at Cosham.
The Camber Sheds.
The New Theatre Royal
September 1999 Entrance Feature for Portsmouth.
New Road School.
Millennium Tower Plans.
Protecting the Dockyard's Historic Buildings.
VAT on Historic Buildings.
Regional Planning and Representation in the South East.
Widespread Concern over Local Government Changes.
Experiments in Consultation.
English Heritage Grants Lost for Southsea?
English Heritage and Blue Plaques.
Voluntary Speed Reduction.
Persistance Pays Against Pollution.
The Future of Cities - the case for diversity and variety.
Gardens in Mind,
Goodbye Tricorn.
Walmart : Caborn pledges no change in planning policy.
Portsmouth Life Guard Unit.
World Heritage Sites: Successful Trust Campaign.
January 1998 Capetown Lessons for Gunwharf.
Southern Eye.
When the Boat Comes In.
Design of Portsmouth's New Secondary School.
Pay Here!
Gunwharf and The Tower.
Continental Ferry Port Motorway Exit.
The Sewage Scheme.
Towards 2000 and Beyond.
Cycle Routes in Southsea.
Millennium - or is it?
November 1998 Design Awards 1998.
The Millennium Tower.
New Road School.
The Proposed Incinerator.
Gunwharf & the Transport & Works Act.
Southern Comfort 1998.
Palmerston Folly up for Auction.
Fort Cumberland - European Centre for Archaeology.
Modern Local Government
January 1997 Gunwharf / HMS Vernon - The Most Important Opportunity.
A Future for the Past?
Gunwharf Quays - The Portsmouth Society's Response.
David Lloyd on Gunwharf.
The History of Gunwharf / HMS Vernon.
Dave Davenport, Chairman.
Beleaguered Cities
April 1997 Proposals for HMS Vernon / Gunwharf.
Gunwharf - The story so far.
Trees on danger list in water crisis - should Portsmouth copy London?
Tricorn Send-off.
St James's Park.
Report from the Air Quality Conference, February 1997.
Yes, we want our city opened up for the people.
How shall we live?
Home of the Rifle Range.
Portsmouth Society Sweatshirts.
Can't quite place it.
May 1997
(special edition)
Gunwharf Planning Application.
September 1997 Design Awards.
Gunwharf - Outline Permission Granted.
The Millennium Tower.
End of Eden? Somerstown Community Wildlife Garden.
Flagship Projects : their place in urban development and regeneration.
Harbour tunnelling costs must not sink LRT project
April 1996 Boathouse 4 - Save or Demolish?
Art in Cities.
Switching priorities in Ipswich
City Parking Survey.
"The biggest aspidistra in ...." Portsmouth!
Public consultation on the South Hampshire Rapid Transit Scheme.
Wish list for May elections.
Sea front café's.
Photographic Record.
September 1996 New plans to replace the Tricorn.
Boathouse 4.
Owen's Southsea.
Design Awards 1996.
Problem Roads.
Heritage Open Days.
Complaint to the Ombudsman rejected.
Strawberry Tea.
Air Quality Conference.
Transport Vision.
Albert Road School, Cosham.
Where do we put new homes - town or country?
Horse Sands Fort 28 August 1996.
Autumn Party.
April 1995 Fort Cumberland - Future in Trust?
The Tricorn - Part of our Heritage?
Rees Hall - A victory for pastiche.
St Mary's Church Fair.
Memorial Tree for Muriel Davenport.
Unveiling of the 1994 Design Awards.
St James' Hospital Site - 475 Houses and Flats.
Albert Road Annexe, Cosham.
Southern Comfort '95.
Millennium Project.
Local Government review.
More Power to the Lists.
Fratton Goods Yard.
Tricorn Challenge.
August 1995 New Plans for The Tricorn.
Dockyard 500 Festival.
Portsmouth Society Design Awards 1995.
Heritage Open Days, September 1995.
The Norrish Central Library.
Hampshire Waste Disposal.
Commercial Road Trees.
Portsmouth Nostalgia.
Hampshire 2011.
St James' Hospital.
Owen's Southsea Booklet.
Albert Road School, Cosham.
The Fresh Water Environment of Portsmou
December 1995 Design Awards 1995.
Shocked Sir Norman shown the door.
The Tricorn.
Chairman's Editorial : What are civic or amenity societies for?
The Good, the Bad and The Ugly - Improving the standard of architecture in new buildings.
Heritage Open days.
Letter to the Chairman.
Public involvement in the Millennium Project.
Hampshire County Structure Plan.
Book Review : Local Attraction - The Design of New Housing in the Countryside - CPRE 1995.
Albert Road School, Cosham.
Commercial Road and Arundel Street Trees.
St Jude's Church.
Spring 1994 University Seminar.
St Jude's Church, Southsea.
"Deserted bastions" Exhibition.
Seminar on Owen's Southsea.
The Government's Transport Policy.
Transport Policy - Letter to "The News".
Beneficial School, Portsea.
Cottage Grove School, Southsea.
No. 4 Boathouse, Portsmouth Naval Base.
Inspector's report of the City Local Plan.
Edinburgh road Public Inquiry.
Pitt Street Baths.
Traffic Calming Leaflet.
Summer 1994 Heritage Open Days 1994.
Fascinating One Thousand - Dillie Keane becomes our 1000th member.
Day Seminar on Owen's Southsea.
Planning Matters.
The University in the City.
Hampshire Rubbish.
December 1994 Pitt Street Reopened!
Design Awards.
Eastern Road Cycleway.
Southern Comfort.
Redundant Dockyards.
St Agatha's Church.