Home. Uniquely Portsmouth

Coming soon, Uniquely Portsmouth follows the success of Uniquely Falklands looking at the unique environment of island communities.

Being so well positioned by the sea, it is no wonder that Portsmouth has a long history of ships, sailing and HM Royal Navy, one  that has had a profound and lasting effect on the culture, economics, character and heritage of the city. But, why did the navy move and then stay here in the first place? What made Portsmouth so attractive to the strategists and planners who made those decisions? Those answers are found in its landscape, topography and location, and together with its heritage and people, go towards making Portsmouth what it is today.

The book explores an island community, what and how it ticks and is richly illustrated with original photography. It is a fascinating narrative of special moments, passionate people and particular events, set against an often dramatic and striking landscape.