Failure for seaside schemes

Lee Tower, Lee-on-the-Solent, from the west, about 1955

Lee Tower, Lee-on-the-Solent, from the west, about 1955

The picturesque cottages that once sat behind the original Coach and Horses pub at Hilsea, Portsmouth.

Quaint old farm cottages were behind Coach and Horses pub

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Lee-on-the-Solent grew as a late-Victorian development.

Its railway and pier, both long gone, prompted ambitious plans to transform the town into a major seaside resort similar in size to Brighton or Bournemouth, but the scheme failed.

The 120ft tower seen here in this shot from the west, was demolished in 1969.

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