Bobm site fence to save drunks staggering home

North Street off Queen Street, Portsea, withits bomb site fencing
North Street off Queen Street, Portsea, withits bomb site fencing
Funnells horse-drawn wagonettes outside Clarence Pier, Southsea, in the early 2000s.

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On the right is an area of Portsea rarely seen by visitors.

North Street ran between Queen Street and Lennox Row.

New housing in the same location.

New housing in the same location.

Here the cameraman stands at the junction with Blossom Square looking north to the dockyard wall.

The road to this side of the wall was Flathouse Road and ran all the way from Portsea to Flathouse Quay, Rudmore.

The 240-tonne heavy lifting crane, based alongside No3 basin until 1983, dominates the background.

The fence beside the bomb site was more for the protection of drunks walking home than for children harming themselves.

Below it is the same scene today showing flats on the site. Trees hide the dockyard wall and Flathouse Road.

The latter was blocked for security reasons many years ago and anyone wanting to reach Rudmore these days has to take the long way via Alfred Road and Market Way.