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Kingston Road with Vollers' corset shop on the right
Kingston Road with Vollers' corset shop on the right
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We return to the 1970s for all today’s pictures which again come from Philip Pyke’s extensive and invaluable collection of prints from around Portsmouth.

It’s November 1975 and we are in Kingston Road.

The Self Fit car accessory shop in Kingston Road in the days when you could fit just about anything to your car without having to hook up to computer diagnostics hundreds of miles away

The Self Fit car accessory shop in Kingston Road in the days when you could fit just about anything to your car without having to hook up to computer diagnostics hundreds of miles away

In the picture immediately below we see, on the right, Vollers corset shop and factory which was once rumoured to be the place that Madonna’s famous pointy bra was made.

Then there was the Self Fit car accessory shop where you could buy just about anything for your motor.

In the Middle Ages a village existed at the end of what is now Kingston Crescent called King’s tun, which meant king’s estate. In the 17th century houses were built north of the village and was called ‘the north end of Kingston’. Later is was called ‘the North End’ then just ‘North End’.

The North End of Kingston was first recorded in 1699.

Kingston Road,Portsmouth, 1975'''Pictures: Philip Pyke

Kingston Road,Portsmouth, 1975'''Pictures: Philip Pyke

The Good Fellows Hall in Kingston Road, Portsmouth, 1975

The Good Fellows Hall in Kingston Road, Portsmouth, 1975

Looking north up Kingston Road past the Kresta pram shop

Looking north up Kingston Road past the Kresta pram shop