This month Portsmouth City Council are promoting Scamnesty, a campaign to make people aware of the various scams that take place through the post, e-mail, door-to-door, etc. There is a stall at the Library, too.
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about a new collection of poems about our home city.
As wells as The News printing some, you can hear some here:http://www.expressfm.com/ (search for ‘poems’).
About a year ago, Thing of the Day was able to catch a few glimpses of an episode of Time Team being filmed in Portsmouth, with the assistance of researchers from the University. Here is some more information:
This is BIG Green Commuter Challenge Week, when many commuters will hopefully be exploring more sustainable ways of getting to work. Sunday 30th May also happens to be a day to celebrate bike culture during the Love Your Bike Portsmouth event, which is sponsored by The University of Portsmouth Creative Campus Initiative and Portsmouth City Council’s Health Town’s Initiative.
TOTD was particularly intrigued by the Gocycle, which forms part of a display in a shop window in Southsea. There’s a lovely animation of how it works on the Gocycle site.
Possibly of only local interest (or for Kojak fans), this is blast from the past:
The webmaster of this excellent site recently visited The University Library in search of large scale maps that would support the development of the 1860 (Old Portsmouth) Project. The aim of this programme is to accurately model Old Portsmouth as it was in 1860 using 3D technology. The model is very well executed and each section is accompanied by fascinating facts and archive photographs. There is also much useful detail about people, events and places in Portsmouth.
Look at the 1867 1:500 County Series map* of The Point and the area around St Thomas’s Church in Old Portsmouth and you can count at least 30 public houses and taverns. These are all on a sheet covering a little over 38 acres, and much of that is water! Portsmouth has a long history of pub building and this excellent site provides a great guide to both exisiting and closed pubs. The inclusion of many archive photographs makes it particulalry interesting.
[Thanks to BJ for this suggestion]
* The complete set of 1:500 County Series maps of Portsmouth can be viewed in our Map Library.
Work on a new £9m Dental Outreach Centre, scheduled to open in September 2010, has begun on a site close to the University Library. The Centre will not only train dental students but also provide improved access to NHS dental services for Portsmouth residents.
A live webcam has been set up so you can view progress. Initially that will mean demolition of the existing Town Mount building, which should be fun to watch.
Following on from yesterday’s archaeological theme, TOTD has discovered that Channel 4’s Time Team are here in Portsmouth excavating the area around the Garrison Church. So if you’re in the area why not pop along and see what they’re up to?
You can find out more about the Time Team programme here:
And find out more about the Garrison Church and what the Time Team might find here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Garrison_Church