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Sandy By The Sea 6- Mapping Portsmouth’s Tudor Past

August 24th, 2010

In this episode I speak to John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust about the current "Mapping Portsmouth's Tudor Past" exhibition at the city's historic dockyard.

John shows me around a cartographer's paradise, tells me the stories behind the collection and why it is so important to the history of the city- as well as containing one of the earliest maps in Europe.

The exhibition is at the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth until October 17th 2010.

For more information go to http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/maryrose/ or call 023 9289 4550.

This programme was originally broadcast on Monday 23rd August 2010.

"Sandy By The Sea" is a King of the Buttons Production for Express FM.

This is the last show in this series.

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Sandy By The Sea Five: Friends of Highland Road Cemetery

August 1st, 2010

In this programme I meet up with "The Friends of Highland Road Cemetery"- a group of volunteers who help to maintain the grounds and stories of one of Southsea's oldest graveyards.

I speak to Chairman, Pat Oakley, and Founder, Helen Strange, about the curious collection of graves in the cemetery and the work of the friends group.

I also get a guided tour from Colin, exploring the histories behind some of the granite and undergrowth.

This programme was originally broadcast on Monday 26th July 2010.

"Sandy By The Sea" is a King of the Buttons Production for Express FM

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