Landladies picture stirs happy memories

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
Opening of the new school by the home secretary in October 1927. The headmaster, Canon Barton, is on the lowest step, on the left. Dorothea Barton is possibly there, somewhere. (PGS Archive)

NOSTALGIA: A red bluestocking at Portsmouth Grammar School

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There was a great response to the picture I published recently of Portsmouth area landladies having a clippies’ holiday at the Guinness brewery in July 1971.

It includes Rose Phillips, who ran the Hearts of Oak and the Mermaid pubs. She identified chairman Maudie Davies; Dorothy Howard (Leopold); Val Rumble (Byron); Ethel Farrington (Trafalgar Arms).

There is also Dolly Futcher (Duke of Devonshire); Vera Brown (Oyster House); Joyce Oughton, Hayling Island and Madge Galante (Horse and Jockey).

Tony Rymer and Reg Gaylor were spotted two of their aunts – Ivy Gaylor and Peggy Mills. Ivy and husband Pat ran the Albany, the Crown and the Eastney Tavern. Peggy, with husband Les, ran the Sultan in Sultan Road.

Ken Oxspring, of St George’s Way, Portsmouth, recognised Vera who, with husband Rick, had the Ideal in Surrey Street, Portsmouth. He can’t remember their surname.

Barbara Dix spotted Joan Willoughby. She and husband Roy ran the Coal Exchange, Old Portsmouth and Mayflower, Eastney.

Why don’t you share your memories with us? If you have your own story or pictures from days gone by that you would like featured on this page

please e-mail Chris Owen at chris.owen@thenews.co.uk or write to him at The News, The News Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth,PO2 9SX