It’s a big day out for pub landladies at brewery

Landladies from the Portsmouth area on a visit to the Guinness brewery at Park Royal, London, in 1971
Landladies from the Portsmouth area on a visit to the Guinness brewery at Park Royal, London, in 1971
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This group of pub and club landladies from the Portsmouth area look as though they were having a great day out at the Guinness brewery.

They were pictured at the old Park Royal site in north west London in July 1971 as members of the City of Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant and district Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Licensed Trade.

One of them was Bertha Young who was also known as Betty or Jackie. She is second from the right in the middle row.

Now 91, and in a Portsmouth nursing home, she found this picture while sorting through her possessions and wonders how many of this group are still alive, even if they’re not still pulling pints.

Betty ran the Royal British Legion club at Havant and the Liberal Club at Southsea.

The woman fifth from the left in the middle row is Molly Powell who had the old Railway Inn at Fratton and still runs the Duke of Devonshire in Albert Road, Southsea.

Please get in touch if you can put names to the faces and the pubs or clubs they ran.