Ten Years in a Portsmouth Slum by Robert Dolling

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Ten Years in a Portsmouth Slum by Robert Dolling

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Ten Years in a Portsmouth Slum was originally penned by Father Robert Dolling, who was an extraordinary figure who had a profound influence on the society, morals, and health of the people of Landport, Portsmouth through the 1890s. Dolling's work has been revived and refreshed by local author, editor, and publisher Matt Wingett.

Sent to the town of Portsmouth to start a mission and revive the influence of the Church, Dolling entered a wild, untamed corner of the United Kingdom where drinking, violence, prostitution, and vice of all sorts proliferated in its dark, tight, and stinking streets.

Over a period of ten years, Dolling fought to help families who wanted a better life, building friendships, spreading hope, and building Saint Agatha's, a large basilica-style church at the heart of the quarter.

Filled with wonderful Portsmouth characters and vivid descriptions of Landport life told in Dolling's unique voice, Ten Years in a Portsmouth Slum gives a rare insight into the lives of some of the poorest of the poor in this sometimes violent, always vibrant naval town.

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