We’re proud to live and work by the port which processes every Jersey potato and Moroccan citrus fruit eaten in the UK, and 70% of our bananas.
We’re proud to be from the birthplace of the British co-operative movement, which saw dockyard workers in 1796 set up a society to offer an alternative to its members and avoid them being ripped off by tradesmen.
We’re proud to be from a place so picturesque that people mistake it for Venice. The Tate discovered in 2003 that two paintings thought to be of Venice were, in fact, of Portsmouth.
Portsmouth, Joseph Mallord William Turner, c. 1824-5 | Photo © Tate | Licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported) | Explore this Painting