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There is a gap in the coverage from 1914 to 1921 and this is hiding information about my Bedhampton war memorial land and community hall. Bryan Cox (87)
Does anyone have any photos or memories of Shaftesbury Ave southsea in the 70s please
Add the remaining years please
Can anyone remember the music shop that was in the shopping centre where Thorntons was in Fareham?
Think it was an Australian brand? Blue and Yellow colouring?
Mike Leese commented
Conrad trained as an RP 24th May 61 - 18th Sept 61
HMS Eastbourne 19 Sep 61 -14 Nov 62 as ORD
HMS Yarmouth (Sea Eagle) 15 Nov 62 - 3 Nov 63 AB
Dryad 4 Nov 63 - 22 Jan 64
HMS Ashanti 23 Jan 64 - 20 Oct 65 AB A/LS
Excellent 21 Oct 65 - 8th Mar 66 A/LPM
Then RNB Victory Barracks/Dryad/ HMS Eagle/ Deadalus and leaving RN 19 Feb 1972 as an RPO
Funeral will take place on the 8th Dec at 12.30pm at Portchester Crematorium. He was always so proud of his time in the Royal Navy.
Would appreciate Standards and Veterans attend his funeral if possible.
His final wish is to have his ashes committed to the sea by the Royal Navy Chaplain service.
Gab Baker commented
Please upload more dates please
I’d like to mark and divide up more from the paper please
Harry b commented
Add please more years less Scottish and Irish titles
I am trying to gather detail about Rita Petley, Madge Evelyn and Richard (Dick) Petley who lived in Eastfield Road, Eastney in the 1940/50's. The parents were Owen and Lynda (nee Bright) Petley This is for a family tree I am working on.
Marie Blair commented
I am trying to gather detail about Rita Petley, Madge Evelyn and Richard (Dick) Petley who lived in Eastfield Road, Eastney in the 1940/50's. The parents were Owen and Lynda (nee Bright) Petley This is for a family tree I am seeking for
More dates please
Clare Miller commented
I would very much welcome the additions of 1969-1997 being added please
Larry Cox commented
My grandparents William BREAM and Jane MARTIN were believed to have been buried in PORTSMOUTH. He in 1968 and she in 1978. Can anyone confirm this? I also have heard that several pubs in Portsmouth were owned by BREAMS. Does anyone know about this? Thanks
I am looking for John Baines. His father was John and mother was Acasta(Cis) Dodge. He was born in Portsmouth. When he was youn he lived with his parents in Nigeria. When his parents came back to this country they owned a pub in Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire during the 70's. When his mother died, his father owned a fish and chip shop in Frome. John had a pub in Seaton, Devon. Was married to Linda.
Im looking for any details on Canon Walter John Smith in the Portsmouth area. He was a church minister in the mid 1959s. His father was Walter Ernest Smith and his mother was Kate Cousins. I would love to know move about him if possible. I don't know when he was ordained so this is making it a little hard to trace him.
Nick Kemp commented
Im trying to find some information about ancestors and possible living relatives. My father in law is John Gaffney. He has siblings, Peter, Adelheid and Ronald. Their parents were Ronald Albert Gaffney born 1923 and Adelheid Gertrude Berta Kleeman (originally from Germany) born 1928. I am specifically looking for further information regarding the Gaffney side of the family. Ronald and Heidi were married in Portsmouth and originally lived in West Ham, London before then moving to Aylesbury, Australia and then Cornwall. More specifically we are looking for information regarding Ronald's grandparents and siblings etc. Ronald's parents were Albert Edward Gaffney and Lilian (Lily) Ivy Maud Gaffney (nee Roskams). We are unaware of any information regarding Lily but know that Albert's mother may have been called Marie and he had a brother called Alfred John V Gaffney. Lilian's maiden name (Roskams) has been misspelled on some documents and has been written as Roskane. If anyone has any information regarding either this Gaffney or Roskams family then any help would be much appreciated. In the 1961 census Albert and his brother and mother were living with someone called Sarah A Webb (or Webber) and her son, also called Alfred) in London. Please let me know if you have any further information regarding either Albert or Lilian (Lily) and ther families etc. It is also believed that Lilian remarried many year later to a man withthe surname Jefferies/Jeffreys Thanks
I’m looking for details of my grandfather's ancestors. Frederick Thomas Carter was born in 1898 in or near Portsmouth, he married Emily Elizabeth Bryant in 1932 and died in 1981. I want to find out anything I can about his parents and about his siblings too.
The article was not the first time Richard had been mentioned in the local newspaper. Richard Palmer was born in 1942, and was one of the triplets born to Daisy & Stephen "Jack" Palmer (Elizabeth & Rosemarie were the other triplets). This was such a newsworthy event that The Portsmouth News ran an article which featured a photo of Daisy Palmer (nee Chandler) and the triplets accompanied by midwives wearing face masks. Daisy & Jack only discovered they were expecting triplets when Daisy was due to give birth. Instead of one baby, they got three; in those days there were no such thing as pre-natal scans or IVF! The family lived in Percy Road, an area bombed heavily during the war. Apparently, during an air raid, Daisy held these three little babies in her arms whilst shuffling down on her bottom, from the top of the house stairs to the very last step, to get them safely into the air raid shelter in the garden! Daisy was born in 1911, and if she were still alive this year would have been her 100th birthday.
The family story goes that these were the first triplets to be born in Portsmouth. The triplet's arrival coincided with a severe weather storm that affected most of Britain. The Palmer and Chandler families and the local community rallied around to ensure this trio of tots had enough clothing and food to keep them going. There are stories of them having to sleep in a chest of drawers as there was only one cot. At the time, Jack was employed by Portsmouth United Breweries as a draymen/driver. Records of the breweries wage accounts still exist, and I have managed to locate the accounts for 1942. Interestingly, just before the triplets were born, Jack had a pay increase of 10 shillings. I wonder if he went to his boss to negotiate a pay rise to help with his growing family. As well as the triplets, the couple had a daughter, Jean, and a son, John.
Joan has also been mentioned in the local newspaper. Joan was born in 1943, the eldest of 10 children born to proud parents William and Doris Cryer. When Joan was 16 years old, she and her siblings made the headlines in the local newspaper. Just before Christmas 1959, Joan and eight of her siblings were admitted to a Portsmouth hospital within 24 hours of each other. Patricia was the only sibling to escape hospitalisation.
Joan recalls being told off by the matron for listening to the radio and jiving with her sisters to songs by Elvis Presley & Cliff Richard. One of the children had to be drip fed, and recalls she was so hungry that she asked a nurse if she could have a biscuit "No. Not even a crumb" replied the nurse. Following the newspaper article, kind readers from near and far sent in many presents for the children. Some presents even arrived from America. Many people sent in sweets for the children, and at teatime the nurse would bring in a tray laden with sandwiches and sweeties. The nurse had to manoeuvre her way through a swing door, and as she announced "teatime" the door swung back and knocked the tray flying. The children were delighted and scrambled around on the floor collecting the sweeties. Luckily, they all recovered and made it home to Stratton Close in Portsea
Im seeking more information on Willim Willcox, born 1920 in Portsmouth. Parents were Arthur and Sarah Banks. Williams first marriage was to Winifred Daniels in 1946. His second marriage was to Edith Moremon in 1978. Hoping to connect to other family researchers. Thank you.
Looking for any descendants of Ernest E Davey, born about 1921 in Portsmouth. He married Alice Mabel Jones, born 1934 in Portsea. They marriied in 1967 in Portsmouth. When did they die and were there any chikldren
MARY Webb Does any-one know of the lady above. she married Royal Gibson in 1941 Bristol. She than appeared in Gosport. Met some-one by the name of Maguire. Do not know if they married. Had Shaun and Hazel. she died at Portsmouth hospital 1970 age 51 yrs. (there are two registrations under maguire and Gibson, both have the sane page and volume numbers. My friend is the half sister. They did not know about her. Sue was adopted. Sue is tring to find more out more