Cutting the first sod for Wymering homes

The mayor of Portsmouth cuts the first sod to start the building of council houses at Wymering on Portsdown Hill in 1921. Picture: costen.co.uk
The mayor of Portsmouth cuts the first sod to start the building of council houses at Wymering on Portsdown Hill in 1921. Picture: costen.co.uk

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This Stephen Cribb picture captures an historic moment in Portsmouth’s history.

It was November 1, 1921, and the mayor, Cllr J Timpson, is cutting the first sod to pave the way for the building of houses at Wymering on the lower slopes of Portsdown Hill.