Entrance to the old town

King James's Gate from the south. Today the artist would be standing  by the Sally Port  gate where the Falklands Memorial is located.

King James's Gate from the south. Today the artist would be standing by the Sally Port gate where the Falklands Memorial is located.

Alan Sanger and his cousin Audrey (with their backs to the camera) are in the centre of this historic blitz picture taken at Fratton.

Bomb site boy is revealed, 76 years after blitz on Portsmouth

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Nearly every old drawing or photograph of King James’s Gate, which was in Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, is taken from the north side.

Here we see a picture, made from a woodcut of the gate, from the south looking down to Point.

It was sent in by Ted Saunders, from Portchester, who saw it in a book called The Story of Portsmouth, published by Charpentier & Co of 46, High Street, Old Portsmouth.

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