Bath Square in 1969

Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, in 1969 and, inset, as it is today
Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, in 1969 and, inset, as it is today
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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This intriguing picture shows Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, in 1969.

This intriguing picture shows Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, in 1969.

JPNS-05-10-12 RW bath2 rep co''...and Bath Square as it is today

JPNS-05-10-12 RW bath2 rep co''...and Bath Square as it is today

The Coal Exchange Tavern (on the right) dates from at least the 1820s and was described at auction in 1875 as being in an ‘exceedingly good position for business on the Point’, with ‘a spacious bar, parlour, taproom, two kitchens, club room, four large bedrooms and two attics’.

In 1991, the Coal Exchange was combined with the Union Tavern and reopened under the name Spice Island Inn.

A pub called the Still dates from the 18th century, but joined forces with the West Country House in 1887 to become the Still & West Country House.

Popularly known as the Still & West, its rooftop greenhouse, however, proved less popular with the planning authorities.