A circular horse trough dominates the foreground of this evocative picture from the late 19th century looking south down High Street, Cosham.
In the background a gaggle of small boys pose for the camera wearing clothes, including starched collars, which might be their Sunday best.
No doubt the photographer was using a tripod and all the paraphernalia for this shot would have attracted great attention.
The second picture here might well have been taken in the same era, although this time on a glorious summer’s day (remember them?).
This time we’re looking north up High Street with the entrance to Wayte Street on the left.
My third picture today moves a little to the east and possibly 50 years or so forward in time.
It’s instantly recognisable because of the pub – The New Inn, Drayton, on the corner of Havant Road and Drayton Lane.
Note the old-style phone box behind the railing on the extreme left.