Five slaughterhouses in one council sitting

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

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Nowadays the thought of a slaughterhouse being built in Portsmouth would probably be met with raised eyebrows. Not so in 1925.

At a council meeting that year licences for five new slaughterhouses were granted.

They were to: Mr Pink for a slaughterhouse in Basin Street; Mr Hutchins for one in Mills Road; Mr Short for one in Berkley Street; Mr Hoar for one in Buckland Street, and Mr Cooper for one in Merry Row.

These were in addition to those that existed already on Portsea Island.

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