Days of coal and colliers at The Camber in Portsmouth

Inner Camber, Old Portsmouth, looking north, in the mid-1930s

Inner Camber, Old Portsmouth, looking north, in the mid-1930s

The Princess Anne was the fourth SRN4 built at BHC Cowes. The other five  were: The Princess Margaret, Swift, Sure, The Sir Christopher and The Prince of Wales.

Hovercraft that crossed Channel in 40 minutes with 400 passengers

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Looking north across the inner Camber at Old Portsmouth, this view from the mid-1930s shows the cranes that unloaded colliers and part of the large concrete coal bunkers on the right.

Thankfully, the current view across Town Quay (immediately below) to the Spinnaker Tower has not been spoilt by residential development which would have happened under plans proposed in the early 1980s.

Picture from John Sadden’s Portsmouth Through Time (Amberley £12.99)

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