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Portsmouth sailortown walk (Being Human event)

14 November 2015 | 13:30 - 15:30

Described as a ‘world of sordid pleasure, unlimited vice, and lashings of booze, but a dangerous place too’, sailortowns were places where sailors often lived, visited and were entertained.

This walk will explore the unique culture and representation of three sailortowns of Portsmouth that evolved between the 18th and early 20th centuries.

The walk will begin in Commercial Road, which had become the heart of sailor town in the early 20th century and end at Spice Island where sailors of the eighteenth were entertained.

The event will launch an interactive phone app of the walk and showcase the electronic mapping project developed by the Port Towns & Urban Cultures research group.

Participants will be invited to contribute stories and information to be added to the interactive map.

This is a Being Human festival event

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14 November 2015
13:30 - 15:30
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Milldam House
Burnaby Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3AF United Kingdom

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