Wyllie Lecture

A History of Point - Dr John Stedman

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Portsmouth Point’s reputation is legendary, but how far was it justified? What is the real story of this fascinating district? 
In this illustrated talk Dr John Stedman, an archivist at Portsmouth Museums & Records Service, explores the history of Point. 
He examines its origins, the development of its defences, the nefarious activities that gave the area its reputation in the 18th century, changes in its townscape and the rise and fall of its economy...

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