Did the sun really always shine way back then?

A leafy Grove Road South, Southsea, in the early years of the last century.
A leafy Grove Road South, Southsea, in the early years of the last century.
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THIS WEEK IN 1980: The expansion of Waterlooville

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These two pictures from our files show a very different Portsmouth from the early decades of the last century.

There’s a very leafy Grove Road South, Southsea, with not a vehicle in sight and grand entrances leading to the homes behind rows of railings and fences.

Staff from Sidney Slape's fishmongers enjoying a night out

Staff from Sidney Slape's fishmongers enjoying a night out

The other shows the old children’s swimming pool just yards from the sea on Southsea seafront.

In the background you can just make out the stonework of Southsea Castle.