A tradition which continues to this day

Horse and Carters' Parade, Southsea Common, about 1910
Horse and Carters' Parade, Southsea Common, about 1910
It would take  someone of the age of 55-plus to remember this scene along Commercial Road at the junction of Church Street.

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This was the Horse and Carters’ Parade on Southsea Common about 1910.

It was a May Day tradition which continues to this day with the annual heavy horse parade.