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photoblog image Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth

Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth

My Grandfather Love was a Royal Marine based for many years in Portsmouth. My Father and Aunts (Lily, Iris and Ivy) were all Christened in the Garrison Church. The Nave was destroyed by bombing in 1941. That is Nelson keeping guard on the left.

Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth

My Grandfather Love was a Royal Marine based for many years in Portsmouth. My Father and Aunts (Lily, Iris and Ivy) were all Christened in the Garrison Church. The Nave was destroyed by bombing in 1941. That is Nelson keeping guard on the left.

comments (21)

C'est très beau. Dommage qu'une ouverture ait été murée avec des briques rouges.
Lisl: Yes, obviously not original, and yet it is a Listed Building
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2020, 01:28
Clearly it was a fine building, and is now a fine ruin, Lisl.
Lisl: I didn't realise when I took this that there are parts which can still be visited
Amazing to have that history in your family!
Lisl: Most ties with the City are now broken after so many years
Il ne faudrait pas un énorme budget pour la reconstruire ?
Les murs sont toujours en bons états.
Lisl: I don't think it would be considered. It is possible to get into parts other than the nave
The nave remains very beautiful even partially destroyed and Nelson watches over it. I now know your face Lisl thanks to the photo posted by my friend Peter yesterday. We met him and Penny a few years ago and I like them very much.
Lisl: It is a handsome ruin. Yes, I noticed your comment and Peter's reply yesterday. Peter and Penny stayed in our home in Bath. (Now I need to see your face!!)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2020, 06:24
How odd they never restored the nave Lisl..
Lisl: Yes, odd in a Naval town
This would awe me to no end, Lisl, especially knowing that some parts of it are still used. I have a feeling they left the ruins like that for a reason (perhaps other than financial?).
Lisl: I think so, Ginnie. There are still ruins of bombed-out Churches in Bristol and elsewhere
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2020, 07:23
It is a pity that this beautiful church was destroyed by the German Army. You are well informed about your family's history.
Lisl: I remember them all, Philine
A constant reminder
Lisl: To think my grandfather used to go on parade here every Sunday
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2020, 07:25
We have also ruins of bombed- out churches in our country, they are memorials of the horrible last WWII.
Lisl: Yes - I think they should remain, as I am sure you do, Philine
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 19 Feb 2020, 07:39
Ce qu'il en reste est très joli
JP
Lisl: Yes - it is a listed, protected building
  • Anne
  • 19 Feb 2020, 08:17
Beautiful!
Lisl: Thank you, Anne
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Feb 2020, 08:40
Norma’s grandfather was a RM as well. It would have been funny if they knew each other.
Lisl: It would indeed. I have my grandfather's Service record, and if Norma knows her grandfather's, we could perhaps compare
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2020, 08:48
I love all the names your ancestors had: Love, flower names ...
Lisl: Yes, and my father was Cyril William (the closest my grandfather could get to the flower called Sweet William). My grandfather was a keen gardener, as you have probably guessed. They lived next door to a family with the surname Darling!
  • Devi
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2020, 10:11
Sad to see that this is in ruins. Must have been great when it was fully alive and adored and teeming with activity!! Aw!! Time and weather leaves nothing alone....
Devi smile
Lisl: I try to picture my grandfather marching in the marines parade to Sunday service here
I once knew an Ivy from Portsmouth - Really. Is it just a shell or some parts are still used?
Lisl: That is really very odd. On the whole the name Ivy died out with my aunt's generation, but there you are...........
Parts are still used - you can visit, but I don't think there are services there any more
It still looks a fine building Lisl, another place to tick off that you've visited following your family history.
Lisl: Yes, and can visit easily when I catch up with my Cousins who live nearby
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Feb 2020, 17:00
It's good that at least the shell is retained. Some oil the interior is still intact and there is a guide on duty to explain anything.
Lisl: You probably know this well, Alan
wonderful history Lisl... this is a perfect composition on a bright sunny day....petersmile
Lisl: Thank you, Peter. It is nice to have the family connection
What a place to visit, knowing your family history there! It looks well looked after smile
I used to visit my brother in Portsmouth, when he was at polytechnic smile
Lisl: My second cousins were at polytechnic there - their name was Stubbs
I enjoyed reading about your family history. It is lovely to see the remains of the church although it would be better if it was complete...
Lisl: Thank you, Cherie. I wonder of it was targetted as it was a Garrison Church

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