By Tim Lambert
1086 Wymering is small village with a population of about 120 or less
1665 A large house is built by the hamlet of Paulsgrove
1870 Paulsgrove is a small hamlet with a population of around 50. It has a chalk pit.
1920 Wymering and Paulsgrove are made part of Portsmouth
1922 Work begins on building a new council estate at Wymering
1928 A racecourse opens at Paulsgrove
1931-33 The roads between Sevenoaks Road and Wymering Lane are built
1935-39 The roads between Wymering Lane and Washbrook Road are built
1939 The racecourse closes
1945 Work begins on building a new council estate at Paulsgrove
1948 St Michael’s and All Angels Church is built
1952 Paulsgrove Primary School opens
1953 The first permanent shops open in Paulsgrove. Smiths Crisps factory opens.
1954 The first public library opens in Paulsgrove. The Baptist Church is built.
1957 Two pubs, the Beehive and The Crossed Keys open
1958 Wymering Industrial Estate is built
1970 St Paul’s Catholic Church is built
1985 A new library opens
1994 Smiths Crisps closes
2004 Harbourgate Business Park is built
2005 Paulsgrove and Wymering Healthy Living Centre opens