Come in number 45 and mind the lap (ping water)

Under water ' Castle Street, Portchester, in 1948

Under water ' Castle Street, Portchester, in 1948

The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth

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The picture on the right shows a 45A Southdown bus travelling south down a flooded Castle Street in 1948 with the old Portchester Council School in the background.

Castle Street flooded many times over the years, but now better sea defences have alleviated this problem.

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