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A Tale of One City

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Want to find out more about the people and places which tell the story of Portsmouth? is Portsmouth’s new community history website. You can add pictures, memories and new entries of your own to the site to help build an online archive. What are you waiting for? Tell us your tales.

The Dickens Community Archive project ran during 2012 in the Portsmouth and the Leigh Park area. The project has now finished.

The project's aimed to enable people to:

  • Create an archive of your own or dig deeper into ours
  • Investigate your history and share it with others
  • Collect memories and tell stories
  • Try out new skills in research and IT
  • Take part in creative activities

Contribute to a brand new exhibition exploring the link between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth and Leigh Park today.

The Dickens Community Archive Project was part of Portsmouth’s celebrations for Charles Dickens 200th birthday. 

Charles Dickens Birthplace
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Photo of Charles Dickens Reading Room