Around Portsmouth on corporation buses

A Portsmouth Leyland Atlantean prepares to leave North End in 1980
A Portsmouth Leyland Atlantean prepares to leave North End in 1980
The new trackbed for the Horndean Light Railway looking south across the bridge over Southwick Hill Road, Cosham, about 1903.

NOSTALGIA: Ready and waiting, the shiny new tracks climbing Portsdown Hill

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Today and for the next three Mondays Remember When makes a lingering circuit of Portsmouth through the ages aboard corporation buses.

This week we travel from North End to Eastney. And, as always, we’re in the company of photographer and bus fan John Kirby, of Stubbington Avenue, North End, Portsmouth.

A Leyland National 2 passes thorugh New Road, Copnor, on a spring day in 1982

A Leyland National 2 passes thorugh New Road, Copnor, on a spring day in 1982

Leyland National 2 No99 leaves Milton 'White House' bus stop in 1982

Leyland National 2 No99 leaves Milton 'White House' bus stop in 1982

We arrive at Eastney as a Leyland Panther Cub leaves the former Mayflower pub in Highland Road in 1980

We arrive at Eastney as a Leyland Panther Cub leaves the former Mayflower pub in Highland Road in 1980

On October 30, 1981 a Leyland National mounts Copnor Bridge amid an autumn splash of colour. This was its last day in service as it went to a Southampton scrapyard shortly afterwards at only six years old, because of big bus service cuts.

On October 30, 1981 a Leyland National mounts Copnor Bridge amid an autumn splash of colour. This was its last day in service as it went to a Southampton scrapyard shortly afterwards at only six years old, because of big bus service cuts.