Former cinema with three names became warehouse

Lake Road, Portsmouth, looking south, about 1973

Lake Road, Portsmouth, looking south, about 1973

Queen Victoria being settled on to her new throne in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, in 1972.

Queen and Empress was long gone but will never be forgotten

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Formerly the People’s Palace, Jury’s Imperial Pictures, and the Palladium Cinema, the building pictured in Lake Road, Portsmouth, ended its days as Blundell’s wholesale clothier before demolition in 1980.

To its left was Sydney Charles’s grocery shop.

There was a terraced street on the right called Leonard Road, which was lost during redevelopment and the building of Holbrook Road.

From Portsmouth Through Time by John Sadden (Amberley £12.99)

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