Market day congestion

Market day in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, 1953, looking north towards All Saints' Church
Market day in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, 1953, looking north towards All Saints' Church
It would take  someone of the age of 55-plus to remember this scene along Commercial Road at the junction of Church Street.

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This photograph could well have been taken the same day in 1953 as the main one on this page.

Again we’re in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, again looking north, but this time towards All Saints’ Church.

The traffic congestion caused by the wholesale vegetable market was one reason why the Tricorn Centre was built.