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2017 Portsmouth Society Design Awards

Wednesday 25th October at 7pm.
Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS

Judging for the Portsmouth Society's annual Design Awards is taking place. Celia Clark (President of the society), Martin Pearce (Senior Lecturer at Portsmouth School of Architecture), Richard Thomas (Partner at Engineering Architecture Ltd. in Petersfield) and Andrew Potting (Retired local architect) will be selecting the most deserving and exciting architectural and landscaping projects in the city from the past year, which will be revealed and recognized at our presentation evening. Please come and support this major event in our calendar.


David Lloyd Architectural Historian, Scholar and Educator Extraordinaire

We are very sad to hear that David Lloyd has died at his home in Harlow aged 92. He was one of the few surviving authors to have collaborated with Sir Nikolaus Pevsner on the first editions of the magisterial Buildings of England series, documenting the country's built heritage, county by county. Pevsner and Lloyd's Hampshire and Isle of Wight volume was first published in 1967 for which David described Portsmouth and the surrounding places

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Havant Thicket Forest Walk

Meet at the Forestry Commission Car Park, Manor Lodge Road, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6HE on Friday 21 July at 2pm.

Havant Thicket is part of the ancient Forest of Bere and is managed by the Forestry Commission. It is also the site of Portsmouth Water's proposed new reservoir required to meet the needs of new homes to be built in the region. We are pleased to be offer a guided walk in this beautiful area of woodland which is rich in flora and fauna.

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Portsmouth Society Planning

The Portsmouth Society's Planning Sub Committee meets every three weeks to monitor all individual planning applications, commenting where appropriate.

Click here for more information on the sub-committee and some of the schemes it has considered.

Maritime City - Portsmouth 1945 - 2005'

An inspirational view of Portsmouth's development since the second world war.

The Society put together an exhibition entitled Portsmouth 1945-2000 in St Agatha's Church to celebrate the millennium. It is now published in a new book which also covers developments up to the present day. Its aim is to celebrate our city, in which we are all proud to live.

Cover of the book : Maritime City - Portsmouth 1945 - 2005.  Click for more information.

Who are we?

The Portsmouth Society is an independent voluntary body affiliated to the Civic Voice with the purpose of promoting good design in the built environment. We campaign for quality in new buildings and for the preservation of the best of Portsmouth's existing environment of buildings, streets, and open spaces.
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Pompey as she is spoke

We continue to received comments from around the globe which were started by an article in the Winter 2002 newsletter on the Portsmouth dialect (Pompeyspeak!).

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Pompey as she is spoke - the Portsmouth dialect

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