Echo of the past

The foreshore at Stamshaw, Portsmouth, between the wars
The foreshore at Stamshaw, Portsmouth, between the wars
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The foreshore at Stamshaw, Portsmouth between the wars. It was, and still is, a popular place to walk.

Today the M275 dominates the horizon, but the mudflats and little fishing boats remain, an echo of the 1920s and 1930s.