Down memory lane at North End, Portsmouth

Margaret Alice Webber, James Shotton Hobbs and his niece Leila Dewey in the garden at Hewett Road, North End, Portsmouth, in the early 1900s
Margaret Alice Webber, James Shotton Hobbs and his niece Leila Dewey in the garden at Hewett Road, North End, Portsmouth, in the early 1900s
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Dave Taylor, from Purbrook, thought readers might be interested in this picture from the early 1900s.

It shows his grandmother, Margaret Alice Webber who, at the time, was housekeeper/companion to James Shotton Hobbs, seen here in his garden at Hewett Road, North End, Portsmouth. The young girl, Leila Dewey, was Mr Hobbs’s niece.

Dave says: ‘My grandmother, who died in 1972, bought the house when James Hobbs died in 1922. In the background can be seen the newly-built houses in Inhurst Road.’