Commercial Road, Portsmouth

Looking south along Commercial Road in the mid-1960s.
Looking south along Commercial Road in the mid-1960s.
Funnells horse-drawn wagonettes outside Clarence Pier, Southsea, in the early 2000s.

NOSTALGIA: End of the road for horse-drawn industry in city

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I was thinking of using this subject for then and now photographs, but when I arrived in Commercial Road precinct I could not believe it.

The whole area was taken up by sheds and other prefab buildings completely blocking a decent view, so I left it.

I thought you might like to see the old road as it was when this part of Portsmouth was so prosperous.

It was taken on March 4, 1967, at 2pm.