In recent days the news that shipbuilding is to end in Portsmouth has caused a sensation in both the local and national press. Port Towns and Urban Cultures’ Dr Brad Beaven, Reader in History at the University of Portsmouth, was interviewed by ITN’s Rageh Omaar to comment on the historical and cultural significance of shipbuilding in Portsmouth and its loss to the city.
See the full report here : http://www.itv.com/news/2013-11-06/portsmouths-proud-shipbuilding-passes-into-history/
The BBC’s World Service has also explored the debate around the loss of shipbuilding to Portsmouth. Hear comment from the World Business Report – “WBR: End of Portsmouth Shipyard 06 Nov 13.” Available to download here until 11th December.
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