On the south eastern edge of Hampshire, between the rival ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, lies the town of Fareham, home to around 100,000 residents.
The town made its name through the manufacture of bricks and tiles, in fact the Royal Albert Hall is constructed of Fareham brick, but these days the main source of income is the retail sector, employing a sizable percentage of the local population.
Another important local industry is call-centres, many businesses have located their call-centres in Fareham including a number of large banking corporations.
Situated at the mouth of the river Wallington as it flows into Portsmouth Harbour, Fareham has a strong maritime heritage: HMS Collingwood, home of the Maritime Warfare School which trains many in the navy, resides in the nearby docks.
Read more about Fareham in the About Fareham section.