Bath House on Spice Island, Old Portsmouth.

JoAndCoCards

Morden, United Kingdom

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Am trying to find info on this much photographed and painted yet much forgotten building on Spice Island. Portsmouth itself is the UKs only island city, situated on its own “Portsea Island”. However and this next part is a direct quote from Wikipedia… "Part of Old Portsmouth, the oldest part of the city, was known as Spice Island. Literally outside of the law once the city gates were closed, it was infamous for its pubs and other establishments, which attracted sailors on their “runs ashore”."

Now I remember oooooh 25 years ago, going on a school field trip to Old Portsmouth. Only recently have I heard it referred to once more as Spice Island, to me this area was always “Sally Port”… anyway, back then we were told all about it. My grandad painted Bath House and told me all about it.

Anyone who has climbed the Round Tower in Sally Port with a bit of interest and a camera, will have photographed it.

Do you think that Google could help me though?

So… I need to find new sources and get information. When I do, watch this space!

Will work on sizing of card if needed.

Photo taken with a 2mp camera: Fuji Finepix 2600Zoom and processed with “try it and see” effects until I was happy, using Picnik.com

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