The Bootpolishers Grandson

John Hayes £6.99, isbn ISBN 9781909660823 - Available directly from the author on 02392 713993 exillerating adventure of growing up in Portsmouth, through the boxing clubs and football teams. If you are Pompey through and through this is a must read.

Part 1 of John Hayes' epic life story growing up on the building sites of Portsmouth

Led by Mike Underwood, author of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.  Mike was the architect responsible for repairing and conserving histroric buildings during Gunwharf's development and shares his experience and inside knowledge.

Meeting at Gunwharf Quays management offices opposite Marks and Spencers, the tour lasts 50 minutes and is free.

2pm TUESDAY 25 Oct, WEDNESDAY 26 Oct, THURSDAY 27 Oct.

See you there!

Gunwharf Quays is the UK’s premier world class shopping, leisure and residential waterfront development, attracting millions of visitors every year. Few realise that its history began more than 300 years ago when land was reclaimed from Portsmouth Harbour to provide a nationally important wharf for naval and army guns. Portsmouth’s gunwharf was the largest in Britain.

Early in the last century it became the HMS Vernon school for torpedoes and mines. In 1996 the site was sold and within five years had been transformed into Gunwharf Quays.

Author Michael Underwood’s experience, as the architect responsible for repairing and conserving historic buildings at Gunwharf Quays during its development, makes him uniquely qualified to tell the story. He has been afforded unparalleled access to documents, maps, plans, drawings and photographs which he brings together for the first time in this fascinating book.

£12.99  ISBN:9781909660205