Clock this! Portsmouth bus shelters that did exactly what it said on the tin

PRISTINE The tram shelter at Copnor Bridge, Portsmouth

PRISTINE The tram shelter at Copnor Bridge, Portsmouth

David  Yates, right, outside 23, Garnier Street, Fratton. The original  front room of the  house is where he is  standing.

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Today’s pictures all come from the excellent Memories of Bygone Portsmouth page on Facebook where Nick and Sally Bailey posted the picture immediately below.

The 1985 picture shows the beautiful old tram shelter at Copnor Bridge which was provided for passengers who once caught trams which terminated in New Road.

ON TIME The bus now standing at Copnor Bridge has arrived at 9.47, precisely...

ON TIME The bus now standing at Copnor Bridge has arrived at 9.47, precisely...

The couple say: ‘It looks like the same type of shelter which once stood at the tram terminus by Alexandra Park which had a clock over the doorway.’

I wondered what that must have looked like and soon afterwards Patrick Boyle answered my musings by posting the picture on the right.

It shows the Copnor Bridge shelter, complete with one of those clocks.

They certainly don’t make ’em like that any more.

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