How the Guildhall used to be

Portsmouth Guildhall circa pre-1937
Portsmouth Guildhall circa pre-1937
The telegram received by William Halls mother  still upsetting to read 78 years on.

NOSTALGIA WITH BOB HIND: Curse of the telegram: Dear Mrs Hall – your son is dead

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Apart from the Guildhall, the cenotaph and railway line everything here has disappeared.

Top right in this pre-1937 picture we see the Dockyard branch line curving away to run behind the old Evening News office. Just below is the Verrecchia ice cream parlour, loved by all and still missed.