Matelot’s taste of pub life 100 years after Trafalgar

So, the sailor outside The Crown is British not French!
So, the sailor outside The Crown is British not French!

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Portchester Civic Society unveils its annual exhibition of pictures and photographs called Portchester Past in the foyer of the library/health centre in West Street on Saturday.

The exhibition is free.

CROWN Castle Street about 1880 with the Crown Inn offering accommodation for visitors to the castle. This is now a private residence.

CROWN Castle Street about 1880 with the Crown Inn offering accommodation for visitors to the castle. This is now a private residence.

It will be open from 10am until 1pm on Saturday; 10am to 5pm from Monday, April 4 until April 8, and 10am until midday on April 9.

And here are four pictures of Castle Street stretching back to the 1880s, to get you in the mood.

COTTAGE The Cormorant Inn in 1930. Note the cottage to the right which was demolished and is now the entrance to the pubs car park. The girl is Joan Watson.

COTTAGE The Cormorant Inn in 1930. Note the cottage to the right which was demolished and is now the entrance to the pubs car park. The girl is Joan Watson.

WAKE A 45A Southdown bus heading south, passing the old Castle Street School during the floods of 1948.

WAKE A 45A Southdown bus heading south, passing the old Castle Street School during the floods of 1948.