PPM will be supporting a Hampshire group which aims to preserve “all things” Bedhampton next month.
We will be attending a Heritage Open Days event put on by the Bedhampton Historical Collection from 11am to 4pm on Sunday September 11 at The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Bedhampton, PO9 3LH.
‘A Postcard from Bedhampton’ will include a fine display of old postcard views of the former village, which lies between Portsmouth and Havant – and is the place where poet John Keats spent his last night on home soil.
PPM editor Mark Wingham will attend to promote the hobby of postcard collecting, and offering postcards for sale from a stock of around 40,000 cards, including a large selection of Portsmouth and south east Hampshire postcards, with separate sections for nearby Havant and Hayling Island.
There’s free parking and free entry to the event, which includes the chance to visit the Adam’s influenced Waterloo Room built by Sir John Theophilus Lee in the 1820s. Refreshments are available.