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There is a gap in the coverage from 1914 to 1921 and this is hiding information about my Bedhampton war memorial land and community hall. Bryan Cox (87)
Can we yield more dates please need info on Portsmouth docks
Obtain further dates please we are very limited
Add more larger volume of dates
Anyone know a girl called Maria who lived at 9 Berney Rd. Milton in the 60's. She attended Walkers Secretarial College Portsmouth and I think her parents were Italian? I went to school with Maria and she was my very first date! I would dearly love to hear from anyone who knew her then or now and could tell me how she is etc.
Looking for the name of a family who lived in Evans Road Southsea during the 1960's. They had a daughter and a son who was wheelchair bound.There is a possibility this family lived between numbers 11 and 16 Evans Road but this is just a guess. Any information would be most appreciated.
Fill in the missing years please Portsmouth is an important naval city and should have more avaialble
Add to the album
Add the 1970-80s
Neil Matthews commented
Time to I start adding up more years
Lyn Beeson commented
Both my parents were born in Portsmouth & grew up virtually opposite each other. My paternal grandparents lived at No 1 Station Rd, Copnor, and my mother lived at various addresses in portsmouth - latterly St Bernards, 37 Copnor Road, next door to the Hardesty's who owned the bicycle shop. Another great Aunt lived at St Leonards, No 49 Copnor Rd, and another one at 23 Station Rd. My maternal gt grandparents ran a grocery shop in Charlotte street, & had lived at Sheffield Rd. My parents were married at St Albans Copnor, where I was also christened. Later our family moved to Bedhampton, while I attended Kentridge High School in Southsea, then The Priory on Hayling Island, and finally Havant High School before eventually in the early sixties doing a Dress Design course at Portsmouth College of Art & design. My aunty used to be manageress at Smith & Vosper - the well known local bakery chain - in Lake Road. Many years later, when our eldest son had his OU degree presentation at Portsmouth Guildhall, which I passed daily en route to college, and which stood tall among all the other buildings; I couldn't believe how it has all changed - and not for the better! When I remembered the days spent sketching, and eating Verrechia's gorgeous ice cream in Victoria Park, and various other places along the seafront, I was so disappointed and have no desire to go back again!
Does anyone remember a clothes shop called Snob in portsmouth and I think there was one in southampton too,back in the seventies I loved that shop but have never seen any pictures of it does anyone have one?
also there was a clothes shop in the old tricorn centre it was really trendy at that time and it had a hairdresser inside it too,sadly I cant remember the name,I live on the Isle of wight and frequently visited those shops.
I am currently gathering people's memories of Portsmouth Guildhall as part of a large project to record and preserve stories and archive material, creating two short documentary films and an exhibition.
The memory you have shared here is so vivid and significant. Would you be happy for me to include this in the project, and secondly would you be happy to meet so I can hear your memories first hand?
Visiting the website I discovered a photograph of Portsmouth Guildhall which brought back sad memories.
On 10th January 1941 the city was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe including incendiaries on the Guildhall.
On the morning of 11th January my father, who worked in the Treasurer's department, and I stood and watched a blazing inferno with a burning spire toppling into it. Eventually it was completely gutted with only the outer walls remaining.
After the war it was rebuilt and re-opened by the Queen on 8th June 1959 but to this day there is still no spire.
It may be of interest that on 21st April 1926 the Queen and I were born and Portsmouth became a city. Quite a trio of events!
This area was quit well known to me as I lived in Portsmouth until just after leaving St Lukes school,about half a mile away,although I returned around 1968 .The black square on left of photo was a pub ,and outside most days stood Mrs Harding, she was a nice lady , she stood there selling newspapers, they may have had a shop also,to my right not in the photo(4 o clock) position was the coffee shop,called Verechias you could also have Knickerbocker glory (ice cream type of milkshake) there were wooden cubicles along one side with a table and a bench type of seat and an oval windo in the centre of the back rest,and you could peer along and see other people further along ! also there was a brass bell button on the wall to summon a waiter.
behind further was and is the park where there is a small fountain with fish, also there are large bird cages with various birds and rabbits ,and peacocks. The Guildhall has had the top dome changed twice ,and there are various venues music bands arts etc (I actually had a chat with Bob Geldof around the rear after the Boomtown Rats played there about 1976. Oh just behind (6 oclock )position is the rail station ,the train goes overhead and the road dips slightly,leading to the town centre.
D rimmel commented
Born in Portsmouth 1947. Happy memories of the early 60's. 'Manhattan' Coffee bar Palmerston Road. 'Birdcage' Osborne Road and also 'Delmonico's', And the never to be forgotten R & B venue 'Kimballs'. D Davies nee Ford.
Inwas born in portsmouth in 1962, many parts of the city have completely changed from when I grew up there.
The part of portsmouth I was born in (born at home malins road) was demolished in the 70s, I remember the bulldozers and brick dust, we watched as they knocked down my dads (rip) local pub the centaur and we were still living in our house when the bulldozers were only a few doors down.
I saw the area I lived in being slowly flattened all around. it was quite strange walking past derilict houses where my friends had lived when walking to school. wellington place Junior&infant school.
Born in Oxford, I moved to Portsmouth in 1952. My Father was in the army department constabulary, now the MOD Police, and we lived at 9, then 8, then 13 York Terrace, Hilsea in married quarters, my Father was based at Hilsea Depot opposite Old London Road. My Father came from Swadlincote but all of my mothers family came from Eastney originally, many in the Royal Marines at Eastney and Deal and one based on the Royal Yacht Britannia. My grandmother did a lot of needlework for the marines, and another Aunt worked for Cawtes the cleaners in their shop in Highland Road, almost opposite Eastney bus depot, as the trolleybuses stopped outside the shop you could look down into the shop and see her working. They all lived in Tokar street, Eastney. I was educated at St Francis school, Hilsea, now flats, Northern Parade School and the Northern Grammar school, all in Portsmouth. Long evenings playing football and cricket in the field behind York Terrace and bounded by Peronne Road and Bapaume Road bring back very many happy memories playing late into the summer evenings. Working at James Clarke and Eaton, built on former MOD land where my Father worked, Whitbreads, J.E.Smiths coal merchants, and eventually various plant hire companies over the years, I have now retired to Clanfield just outside Portsmouth. Portsmouth has changed beyond belief in many ways, but I still feel attracted to the city with many memories, mostly happy. I also worked for three years at the Portsmouth Ambulance Service main station on the Eastern Road, and after getting married, ran a newsagents shop firstly at Copnor, then North End. Would love to hear from anyone that knew me or people with similar memories.
Born in Oakwood Rd Hilsea In 1937with memories of watching Dog Fights in the sky from our Anderson Air Raid shelter during the early part of WW2 before going up to Dunstaffnage in Scotland in 1943 when my father who was a Shipwright in the Dockyard was posted there. Returning to Oakwood Rd when the war ended I went to Northern Parade School and then Hilsea Modern until leaving in August 1952 to start work for Curry's Ltd which lasted 46 years. Interrupted by 2 years National Service in The Royal Signals. Friday night was Big Band night at the Savoy Dance Hall dancing where you held and talked to your dance partner. Bands, Ted Heath, Eric Delaney, Chris Barber, many more including Johnny Dankworth , female singer Cleo Laine who played on the 31st May 1958 the night where I met my wife to be Mavis Langford who then lived in Waltham St. Fratton. A dance and a wife for 5/- not bad. Friday night The Savoy, Saturday night was always South Parade Pier with 2 dance halls. S.P.P was always the New Years Eve venue. Wednesday on a summers night open air dancing at the end of the pier. I married my wife 13th January 1962, St Marys Church, Fratton Rd the day Pompey was beaten 3-1 by W.B.A. 3rd round F.A. Cup at Fratton Park. Left Pompey in 1962 and now live in Brighton, but am still that Pompey supporter. Have fun and chocolate.
Does anyone have any info on an old shop called Henry Good shoes thanks
Does anyone remember the highland chief pub in Hampton street in the 1960s I was born there and my father died there a few years later