Portsmouth is a city in Hampshire, in the south of England, situated on Portsea Island and narrowly separated from the British mainland by a creek. It is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe.

Elias Grimstone, the broom-maker who created the Oakshaft 79 in 1879, hailed from Portsmouth.[1]


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 9 (The Development of the Racing Broom)