How Winter Road has changed in the last 80 years

Winter Road, Southsea, about 1930
Winter Road, Southsea, about 1930

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The wide open spaces of Winter Road, Southsea, about 80 years ago.

Batchelor & Putman’s Bakeries occupied the premises on the corner of Bramshott Road, but by 1960 was one of 27 branches of Smith & Vosper’s bakery chain.

Winter Road, Southsea, today

Winter Road, Southsea, today

This terrace of shops was built after the First World War, although the Shepherd’s Arms (later renamed the Shepherd’s Crook) was built on the corner of Goldsmith Avenue in 1912. You can see it in the distance in both pictures.

It replaced a pub of the same name which stood on the corner of Priory Crescent, where the entrance to Milton Park can now be found.