Portsmouth: Guildhall

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Hampshire
City: Portsmouth
Location: Guildhall Square / King Henry I Street

Built by William Hill in 1890 as "Town Hall". 1926 renamed "Guildhall". Severly damaged by bombs 10 Jan 1941, leaving only the exterior. Later rebuilt to a simplified exterior design and a new interior design. Reopened 8 June 1959. Mainly used as a concert hall (2000 seats) and as a wedding and conference venue.

Links: portsmouthguildhall.org.uk, Wikipedia

Portsmouth: Guildhall Front Text: "Portsmouth Town Hall"
Publisher: jws I
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Dover [stamp and postmark removed]

Portsmouth: Guildhall Reverse Text: "The Guildhall, Portsmouth RW 1. Rebuilt after damage by enemy action and reopoend in June 1959 by H. M. Queen Elizabeth II the magnificent Guildhall is an impressive building. Inside is a Concert hall seating 2,000 people."
Publisher: Roberts & Wrate Ltd., Portsmouth; P36378
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Portsmouth: Guildhall Picture: interior after the 1959 rebuilding
Reverse Text: "The Concert Hall, Portsmouth Guildhall. This hall i 95 feet by 83 feet and seats 2,039 people. The good acoustics are helped by the richly worked Genoese velvet banners. Most of the 1,330 seats on the ground floor can easily be removed for balls and banquets."
Publisher: J. Arthur Dixon, Newport; SP.1816
Size: Modern
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