City’s fashionable quarter before the high rises rose

St George's Square, Portsea, about 1939

St George's Square, Portsea, about 1939

Before culverts were installed the Lavant used to run through Havant town centre. Here is a 1914 view along West Street.

Rising of the winter streams which causes havoc in villages

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The photograph here shows the diversity of styles of period houses in the once-fashionable St George’s Square area of Portsea, Portsmouth.

It is now occupied by the high rise blocks of Mill Gate House and Grenville House.

From Portsmouth Through Time by John Sadden, publ;ished by Amberley at £12.99.

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