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Exploring Portsmouth's Sailortown - Port Towns and Urban Cultures
The ‘Sailortown’ app is an exciting project which spatially anchors sites frequented by sailors in Portsmouth during the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sailortowns were districts in which local communities catered for the sailor and were crowded with pubs, lodging houses, brothels and money lenders. These areas had reputations for exuberant and excessive leisure …