I have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast, so I am always astounded by the length, and accuracy, of readers’ memories. A prime example is Tom Glover. He recently unearthed from his collection the two maritime pictures on this page which he took in the mid-1970s. They rang bells and he recalled that on November 11, 2013, I published the four-picture montage on the facing page by Mike Fooks. Tom was spot on.
In the 1960s Portsmouth Dockyard was the largest employer in the area. Three times a year hundreds of youngsters left school at 15 to start life as apprentices, many in the ‘yard. The largest groups were the fitters and turners and the electricians followed by the shipwrights. Bob Chalmers, from Warminster, Wiltshire, was part of the September 1964 intake and he is hoping to organise a reunion. He was a shipwright apprentice at Flathouse Apprentice Training Centre with about 30 others.
Have your sayYour quick guide to what’s on in the Portsmouth areaUniversity of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society takes on Arthur Laurent’s update of Shakespeare as Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York in West Side Story. 28 Beats Later present Barn of The Dead, an interactive pop-up screening of Danny Boyle’s zombie classic, 28 Days Later, featuring live music.
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Selecting a term
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