Huge hole dug for new deep sewers

Improvements to sewers at Eastney
Improvements to sewers at Eastney
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This huge hole at Eastney, photographed in June 1968, was part of major improvements to Portsmouth’s sewer system carried out between 1965 and 1973.

New deep sewers were dug, largely by mechanical mole, up the east side of the island and through Southsea and then north to Stamshaw.