Hundreds of photos tell visual story of Gosport

High Street, Gosport, in 1965
High Street, Gosport, in 1965

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John Sadden has brought together more than 300 photographs of Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent in his book Gosport From Old Photographs.

They tell the story of an area that has changed almost beyond recognition.

The images range from commercially-produced postcards to informal, amateur snaps and include a diversity of often unexpected subjects.

Views of bustling streets, long-lost pubs, shops that are open all hours, historic events and notable people will interest anyone who has ever known the town.

The book includes this picture of High Street, Gosport, in 1965, before pedestrianisation.

Gosport From Old Photographs is available from the following offices of The News: The News Centre, Hilsea; Lake Road, Portsmouth; West Street, Fareham; High Street, Gosport and West Street, Havant.

Or call (023) 9262 2207 for postal inquiries. Postage rates will apply.