Where else would we choose to lay half naked on a thin towel, next to complete strangers? The beach has a strange allure, and we often pay good money to sit on one on the other side of the world. But on a hot summer’s day you can’t beat Southsea seafront.
Ok, we don’t have white sandy beaches and an avenue of palm trees, but Southsea is one of the few remaining UK resorts to have not one, but two piers, a castle, a lighthouse and an aquarium. And if you’re desperate to feel sand between your toes, hop on the Hover and stroll to Ryde beach. In this issue, Kate Thompson chats to people who work on the seafront, and what they are hoping for over the next 12 weeks – or however long our summer lasts – p.38. Move inland and take a fresh look at Highland Road Cemetery, its history, and wildlife – p.68.
As we gear up for Victorious, read about one of its headliners, Paloma Faith – p.34. Don’t forget The Portsmouth Festivities from 15 – 24 June and if you love seafood, we are one of the supporters of the 2018 Portsmouth Seafood Festival at Gunwharf Quays on 30 June & 1 July. Southsea was made for the summer, lets make the most of it…
Kevin John Dean
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