Final frames of former head’s tour of Portsmouth

Unicorn Gate Portsmouth Dockyard 1958
Unicorn Gate Portsmouth Dockyard 1958
Bob Sivewright with quick-thinking newsboy Chris Turner

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Today we conclude our trawl through the colourful archive of former Portsmouth headmistress Helen Mabel Smith.

Judging by the number of e-mails I’ve received, many of you have enjoyed her pictures of the city taken in the 1950s and ’60s.

Southsea Beach, 1960

Southsea Beach, 1960

Our journey around Portsmouth through her lens today takes us from the old Unicorn Gate entrance to the Dockyard to a gymnastics display at Castle Field, Southsea, via a peaceful scene at Hilsea moat.

We end with her take on the classic shot of HMS Victory.

Miss Smith lived from 1906 to 1990 and was headteacher at Paulsgrove East Infants School.

She taught in the city for 40 years and had also been head of Albert Road Junior School, Cosham.

Hilsea Moat, 1960

Hilsea Moat, 1960

Castle Field, Southsea, 1960

Castle Field, Southsea, 1960

HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 1960

HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 1960