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ISBN: 9781841144771
AUTHOR: Anthony Triggs
Portsdown Panorama
Portsdown Panorama
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The huge chalk ridge of Portsdown Hill stands like a protective barrier north of the city of Portsmouth, to be seen from almost every part. In ancient times it was early man, whose burial mounds were visible until the middle of the last century; in Victorian times the hill was a defence for the town, when Palmerston’s great dream of a line of forts to beat a French invasion were constructed upon its ridge; and today the hill forms a viewpoint for visitors to enjoy the unrivalled vista of the Solent and the Isle of Wight and the great panorama from Fawley in the west to Chichester in the east.

In this collection of more than 130 images, renowned local author Anthony Triggs shows that Portsdown Hill has its own story to tell with an historic 5 mile pictorial tour of one of the most interesting areas of downland in the South of England.

Anthony Triggs is the author of 15 previous books on the history of the Portsmouth area. He is a retired News journalist and lives at Portchester with his wife Sue. In addition to local history,Anthony lists his interests as family history and photography.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 477 1, paperback, 205x205mm, 96 pages. Reprinted May 2011.

A Portrait of PortsmouthA Portrait of Portsmouth - £12.99
This book by Ian McGowan seeks to portray a sense of Portsmouth’s outstanding heritage with photographs and a degree of historical text that will appeal to residents and visitors alike. Many of the well-known attractions are illustrated here, together with other elements still waiting to be discovered. In the 200 years since the Battle of Trafalgar, this is an enduring portrait of a remarkable city and home of the Royal Navy.
Sea Soldiers of PortsmouthSea Soldiers of Portsmouth - £19.99
This book by John Ambler & Matthew Little publication tells the story of the Royal Marines in Portsmouth from the date of the occupation of their purpose-built Barracks at Eastney to the recent past when the Barracks were converted to private dwellings and the Officers Mess became the Royal Marines Museum.
Portsmouth : A Shattered CityPortsmouth : A Shattered City - £8.99
In this unique collection of rare images local journalist and author Anthony Triggs shows the way the war-torn city changed as the demolition crews went to work, and how the gaping wounds of the city were cleaned and cleared to make way for the new Portsmouth.
Portsmouth FirstPortsmouth First - £8.99
Anthony Triggs journeys down the highways and sidestreets of Portsmouth's past to reveal the grand, the old, the unusual, but always fascinating events , people and places that have helped Portsmouth to lead the country and sometimes the world.
The Spirit of PortsmouthThe Spirit of Portsmouth - £4.99
Portsmouth is a fascinating place to visit and explore. Many of the well-known attractions are superbly illustrated here by Iain McGowan, together with other elements still waiting to be discovered. This is an enduring portrait of a remarkable city and home of the Royal Navy.
Portsmouth PastimesPortsmouth Pastimes - £8.99
No town ever had such a capacity for enjoying itself as the great nautical city of Portsmouth as is shown in this gem of a book from the renowned Tony Triggs .The Victorians strolling along the prom, children swimming, football, fairgrounds, tram trips, the patriotic enjoyment of royal visits, and many other pastimes are all illustrated giving the reader a fascinating glimpse of how the people of Portsmouth put aside their problems and enjoyed their pleasures.
Portsmouth Yesterday & TodayPortsmouth Yesterday & Today - £8.99
This evocative book by local author Anthony Triggs illustrates many of those changes with a series of images from the past which have been paired with modern photographs taken from the same viewpoints. The historic pictures date from 1870 to 1970, and together with their modern counterparts serve to show how a century of change has affected the great city of Portsmouth.
 
 
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