The Perimeter

M-pipe carbon fibre subsea reeler system, Magma Global Factory, Portchester, Hampshire. M-pipe carbon fibre subsea reeler system, Magma Global Factory, Portchester, Hampshire.

A camera drone buzzes over the ruined royal apartments of Richard II in Portchester Castle breaking the silence like a mosquito in a bedroom on a summer’s night.

Portchester Castle's 12th century keep, Hampshire. Portchester Castle’s 12th century keep, Hampshire.

In the 1800’s three hundred prisoners were kept in the keep and their graffiti can be seen on the walls today. Those that died while incarcerated were buried in the mudflats and the tide occasionally reveal their remains.

Roman walls of Portchester Castle, Hampshire. Roman walls of Portchester Castle, Hampshire.

Outside the Roman walls a teacher lectures her students with careful enunciation;
“The castle is surrounded by water on three sides for defensive purposes”,
“There’s no way you’d get a massive boat through there because; A, it’s too narrow – and B, oh I forgot where I was going there…”

Graveyard, St Mary's Portchester, Hampshire. Graveyard, St Mary’s Portchester, Hampshire.

Norman west door, St Mary's Portchester, Hampshire. Norman west door, St Mary’s Portchester…

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