Landmark is a big clue in identifying unusual view

An atmospheric picture of the Camber, Old Portsmouth, possibly about the time of the First World War   Picture supplied by Paul Costen

An atmospheric picture of the Camber, Old Portsmouth, possibly about the time of the First World War Picture supplied by Paul Costen

Naval veteran recorded Portsmouth’s changing landscape

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This atmospheric photograph of the Camber, Old Portsmouth, is undated, but might possibly have been taken about the time of the First World War.

Barges full of coal are tied up ready to unload their cargo for the old power station, out of shot to the left.

This is an unusual view of the Camber, but the big clue to the location is the unmistakable tower of the Anglican cathedral on the far right.

And while we’re on the subject of the cathedral, the second picture from the 1950s was taken long before the extension was built to the west end.

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