Queen and Empress was long gone but will never be forgotten

Amazingly, although the old Queen and Empress had been dead for 71 years she was still attracting attention in 1972.

Karen Stocker with her book called My Dear Daisy

Book made up of letters honours First World War serviceman

THEY tell the tale of one man who served in and survived the First World War, enduring life helping the wounded.

The George Hotel, Queen Street, Portsea: the tiling below the left hand ground floor window has the inscription Jewell & Sons Ale, a unique survivor of this former Portsmouth brewery.
Pictures: Steve Wallis/Amberley

Pub life: new book charts history of Portsmouth’s watering holes

Brothels and taverns, alehouses and inns, Portsmouth has seen them all.

Trying the champagne were new residents Clive Norris, a print buyer for NM Financial management, banking secretary Sarah Gillespie, and Peter Crowther, managing director of Acorn Business Centres Ltd (B6388-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1990: Portsmouth’s newest business park opens

Champagne was the order of the day as Portsmouth’s latest business park was officially launched – but tea and coffee were also on tap.

Hayling Island Billy Line panel unveiling group

Historic Hayling Billy Heritage Project panels revealed

NEW interpretation panels detailing the historic route of a former steam railway have been unveiled.


WATCH: Woman has smear test live on Facebook to raise awareness

Thousands of people went online to watch the first ever live-streamed SMEAR TEST yesterday.

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Country dancing at Mayville High School, 1973.

Devastating floods threatened the future of a Southsea school

In the concluding part of our history of Mayville High School, Southsea, we reach the year 2000 and an event which might have thrown its future into doubt.

Love worked in a mysterious way for Mr and Mrs Carter, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1990 (B6414-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1990: Love swap led to a golden milestone

Golden wedding couple Albert and Marie Carter swapped partners to find true love.


THIS WEEK IN 1990: Shellfish recruited to fight pollution

Thousands of baby oysters were signed up by the Royal Navy to fight pollution in Portsmouth Harbour.

Mayville  High School in 1950 when it started to expand.

120 years not out for the Portsmouth school the Germans failed to close

It has been dubbed ‘the school the Germans could not close’ and this year marks its 120th anniversary as part of the fabric of Southsea life.

Now a closed line, a Gosport woman died after being struck by a diesel train on a stretch of track, pictured, once used by the Ministry of Defence

THIS WEEK IN 1990: Gosport woman killed by train as she tried to retrieve her dog

A middle-aged woman was killed by a train as she took a shortcut across a Ministry of Defence railway line in Gosport.


THIS WEEK IN 1990: Residents angered by police party decision

Police allowed a rave on Portsdown Hill to continue, rather than risk a major public order incident.


The thick blue line of Portsmouth bobbies

I don’t know what the strength of the police is in Portsmouth today, but I bet it is nowhere near what it was 51 years ago in 1966.


THIS WEEK IN 1990: Family pet savaged to death by Labrador

An elderly pet dog died after being savaged by a Labrador in a Portsmouth park.

Portsmouth singles asked to bare all for TV show

Portsmouth singles asked to bare all for TV show

A TV dating show is looking for singles in the Portsmouth area who aren’t afraid to bare, well, everything on TV.

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David  Yates, right, outside 23, Garnier Street, Fratton. The original  front room of the  house is where he is  standing.

Spirit of the Portsmouth blitz: bacon and eggs served on a newspaper

David Yates recounts a story his mother used to tell about the night of January 10/11,1941 when Portsmouth was overcome by the blitz.

Book shop assistant Michael Horne was cut on the chin as Academy Books was held up by a man wielding a knife

THIS WEEK IN 1990: Armed hold-ups make a busy night for Portsmouth police

A Southsea man staggered nearly two miles home after being stabbed

‘We do all we can    to rescue these horses...’

‘We do all we can to rescue these horses...’

In 2016 the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency helpline received 1,153,744 calls from members of the public.

The Essoldo cinema on the corner of Devonshire Avenue in 1961.  Picture: Barry Cox

‘Take us in mister, I wanna see Flash Gordon at the Bug Hutch’

Our picture earlier this week of the Essoldo cinema on the corner of Eastney Road and Devonshire Avenue, Eastney, sparked memories for Tony King. He recalls it well having lived in Devonshire Avenue from 1940 until 1957.

Before culverts were installed the Lavant used to run through Havant town centre. Here is a 1914 view along West Street.

Rising of the winter streams which causes havoc in villages

Iknow for a fact that some Portsmouth people have no idea where Rowlands Castle is and even less where the hamlet of Finchdean sits on the border of Hampshire and West Sussex.

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