We went and did a quick questionnaire of the visitors at the dockyard:
“What do you find most attractive about the historic dockyard? ‘Well most definitely the Victory and most of the time the weather is nice.’
How long have you been visiting? ‘I come along every year to see the Victory.’
What do you think about the rumours that the historic dockyard is going to close? ‘To be honest I think it is absolutely tragic. It is part of Portsmouth and a key factor to its history.’
Do you think we can really claim it as part of Portsmouth? ‘Well certainly when they see how vital this place really is to the community they won’t bear to take it away from us.’
Thanks for your time.”
Well I think that is a strong statement of how much the Historic Dockyard means to this community.