A view looking over Portchester C 1972

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Memories of Portchester 2022

The Society ran a 'Portchester Civic Society In Bloom' COMPETITION for members in April, to enter a photo of something that brings them Joy in their garden.

Bernie Lendon was the winner and runner ups were; Richard Andrews, Helen Batten, Sue Bell, Brenda Lasseter, Sally Lawrence, Beth Rogers, Geraldine Smith and John Storey

Memories of Portchester  2019

Celebrating 50 years of public speaking

Summer Litter pick up June 2019

Portchester Gala 2019

Talk on Bee Keeping 15/01/2019 

Suit being modeled by Hazel

Memories of Portchester Exhibition 2018

First talk of 2018 -  The Fire Service with Andy Earl and "Millie"


Thanks to all those who came and helped


Fantastic turn out for today's event, thanks to all those who came and helped

Visit to Fort Brockhurst 2017

Memories of Portchester 2016

Including the launch of Bryan Jerrard's book "Portchester, A Community History"

Christmas Party 2016, with the Pompey Pluckers

Janice Bennets' talk on Follies & Towers in Hampshire

Kirsty Kiepacz's Interesting Talk About Portchester's Flood Defences 

Terry Lott's fascinating talk about the National Coastwatch Institution 

Peter Keat's very interesting talk on the Hayling Island Railway

Eric Birbeck's very interesting talk on Haslar - A walk through history 
Rev Ian Meredith's talk on Highgate Cemetery
Kay Ainsworth, Talk on Alfred the Great

Christmas Party 2015

GALA 2017

GALA 2014

The 2014 Summer visit to Long Barn Lavender Farm and a steam train ride on the Watercress Line.


Portchester Past

We have a lot more pictures of Portchester past on show at out Memories of Portchester Exhibition, details of the next one will be announced soon.

West Street


It saddens us to report that Julia Orr passed away at home on the 16th July.

Julia was the Secretary of the Portchester Civic Society since its inception in 2000, retiring in November 2009 when she was made an Honorary Member.  Previous to that she had also been the Secretary of the Portchester Society since its beginning in 1978.During all that time she amassed a wealth of knowledge on local planning issues and her comments on applications were well respected by Fareham Borough Council Planning Department.  I learnt a lot from Julia on sticking to the facts of applications and ignoring rumours.  I endeavor to continue in her tradition of looking after the built and natural environment of her beloved Portchester.Paul Woodman Honorary Secretary Portchester Civic Society

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