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Today, we honor those heroes who sacrificed their lives while in service to our country. 🇺🇲

Thirty-four years ago, Portsmouth held this Memorial Day parade on May 29, 1989.

The bird`s eye view image appeared in the Portsmouth Press newspaper on June 2, 1989. No staff photographer was credited with the photo.

Established in 1987, the Portsmouth Press began as a morning edition, published twice a week. Its final edition was September 16, 1993.

[Portsmouth Press Collection, P0031_0335]

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It`s lilac season on the seacoast!☺️🥰

Here, a young woman wears a hat of lilacs while holding a bouquet of lilacs in this undated advertisement poster for the Portsmouth Brewing Company, makers of Ales, Porter, and Portsburger lager. 💐

Portsburger lager? The beer was unique to the brewery.🍻

Located on Bow Street, Portsmouth Brewing Co. was originally the Harris & Mathes Company in 1871. Three years later, it was Arthur Harris & Company. Finally, in 1875, it became the Portsmouth Brewing Company, the smallest of three breweries in the city. In 1878, Portsmouth Brewing Co. sold over 15,000 barrels, which was about 25,000 barrels fewer than the Eldredge Brewing Company, and over 40,000 barrels fewer than Frank Jones, according to "Beer, Its History and Its Economic Value as a National Beverage" published in 1880.

With Prohibition looming, the brewery went out of business about 1918. Briefly, the building was the home of the Portsmouth Cold Storage Company before the property was purchased in 1923 by the Rockingham Power and Light Company.

In 1979, after renovating the space and adding the glass atrium, Theatre by the Sea moved here from Ceres Street, and the Bow Street Inn opened. Today, the building is home to Seacoast Repertory Theatre and the Ale House Inn.

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With the coronation of King Charles last weekend, we look back to His Majesty`s visit to the seacoast when he was HRH Charles, the Prince of Wales, in 1973. #fiftyyearsago 🤴

Prince Charles was an officer aboard the HMS Minerva, docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from August 13-19. He attended several Portsmouth 350th anniversary events.

Mayor Arthur F. Brady hosted a reception for Prince Charles at the Gov. Goodwin Mansion in Strawberry Banke Museum on August 16, 1973. According to newspaper reports, he shook hands with nearly 300 people who attended the event.🤝

This photograph shows the press documenting his every move at the reception as he chats with locals on the museum grounds.

The image comes from "They Came To Fish" by historian and Portsmouth Herald newspaper columnist Ray Brighton. The book was first published in 1973 for the 350th anniversary and revised in 1979 and 1994.

In the 1979 edition, Brighton wrote the following caption:

"Prince Charles, Son of Britain`s ruling monarch, Elizabeth II, had a bit of a chuckle in chatting with a local resident during a reception at the Goodwin House during Portsmouth 350 Week."😊

This weekend, let`s hope we all have a "bit of a chuckle" as we rule our own personal kingdoms.👑

[Photographer unattributed but possibly John Whiteman of the Herald or Brighton himself, Ray Brighton Photographs, P0012_0070.]

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Postmarked from Portsmouth on March 25, 1910, this Easter postcard included a simple message "With love and best wishes for a peaceful and happy Easter" from Ella.

Like Ella, we wish you all a peaceful and happy Easter.🐣 🐰💐

The recipient was Charles L. Rollins, of 88 Race Street, Haverhill, MA.

Charles L. Rollins (1838-1919) was born in Tuftonboro before his parents settled in Dover. A veteran of the Civil War, Charles moved to Haverhill, MA, to work in a shoe factory. In 1868, he married Laura R. Tarlton of Kittery, Maine. The couple resided in Haverhill until their deaths; however, his obituary referred to him as a former resident of Portsmouth. The couple was buried in the Tarlton family plot in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth.

[Postcard printed in Germany. PC1508]

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