Hilsea lido in all its seasonal glory

The lido complex alongside the moat, 1960
The lido complex alongside the moat, 1960

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Four further pictures here today all of which focus on Hilsea lido, the nearby moat and tidal Portscreek.

The quartet capture the site in its various seasonal moods.

The impressive diving platform stands imperiously over a deserted Hilsea Lido in 1960

The impressive diving platform stands imperiously over a deserted Hilsea Lido in 1960

The photographs have been taken from the collection of former Portsmouth headteacher Helen Mabel Smith (1906-1990) who was once head of Paulsgrove East Infants School.

She taught in the city for 40 years and had previously been headmistress at Albert Road Junior School, Cosham.

Her photos serve as a reminder that many of those workaday snaps we have all taken and which live on in dusty albums, can one day serve as useful social history documents.

Meanwhile, the final picture is a photo from The News archive of the moat covered in ice – a warning, perhaps, of some sub-zero days ahead this winter.

Portsdown Hill and the creek are the backdrop to this shot of the moat and its bridge. This picture is undated.

Portsdown Hill and the creek are the backdrop to this shot of the moat and its bridge. This picture is undated.

Three rowing boats, which could be hired, moored on Hilsea moat in 1960

Three rowing boats, which could be hired, moored on Hilsea moat in 1960

A frozen Hilsea moat in November 1978

A frozen Hilsea moat in November 1978