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THIS WEEK IN 1980: One of the richest babies at Leigh Park

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On this day in 1958 the Evening News reported that a husband jumped up on the stage at the Miss Southsea beauty competition, held in front of 1,700 people at South Parade Pier, and took his wife out of the line-up.

He later explained he withdrew her because he was jealous – from John Sadden’s The Portsmouth Book of Days.