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SOUTHSEA ROSE GARDEN

SOUTHSEA ROSE GARDEN
SOUTHSEA ROSE GARDEN

Fragrant and colourful rose garden residing inside what was one "Lump's Fort", a fortification dating back to the 19th century, at least. In 1942, this was where the 'boom patrol', aka 'the Cockleshell Heroes' trained. There is a memorial plaque to them at the entrance to the garden.

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Location/Address: The Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Post Code: PO4
Main Historic Period: Modern
Link to featured article: The Rose Garden and the Cockleshell Heroes
Tip/Nearby: Close to the Canoe Lake and Southsea Model Village
Primary Management: Local Authority
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