Portsea Heritage Walk hopes to educate
The Portsea Heritage Walk has been organised for Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 10:00am, and will start at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Gate.
The walk will be led by Dr Ann Coats from University of Portsmouth. Since 2013 Dr Ann Coats, university lecturer in heritage property, has run the Portsea Heritage Project to engage students in the history of Portsea and its famous residents. Dr Coats, who is working on a number of ideas for the Project, including a trial, will gather ideas and opinions from walkers to develop the projects for the future and to further develop future walks.
The route will explore a trail from The Hard to Victoria Park and will look at connecting heritage and Portsmouth’s green places.
The walk will last about two hours with refreshments halfway at St George’s Church in Portsea.
Cllr Stephen Morgan, the city’s first ever heritage champion, is backing the project and planning to attend. Stephen said: “Portsmouth has a rich and diverse heritage. I am looking forward to joining other local people on this walk around some of Portsea’s assets and working with Ann and her team to develop this project further.
“This is a great way to celebrate our city’s heritage offer and make it more accessible for all local people.”
Organisers are advising attendees to wear weatherproof clothes and sturdy shoes if the weather is bad and to be aware of uneven pavements and some risk from moving buses, construction traffic — especially at The Hard. If the weather is too bad on the day the walk will be cancelled and rescheduled.