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The White Heart pub on the corner of Kingston Road and Kingston Crescent shortly after it closed before becoming Hampshire Building Society
The White Heart pub on the corner of Kingston Road and Kingston Crescent shortly after it closed before becoming Hampshire Building Society

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Here we see the final three pictures from Philip Pyke’s collection of photographs he took in Kingston Road, Portsmouth in November 1975.

From the mid-18th century well-off people such as naval officers built houses at Kingston. It was a fashionable area because it was outside the noise and dirt of Portsmouth.It was also easy to travel to work in the town by horse and carriage.

The U-Name-It second hand shop next to The Majestic/Essoldo/Classic cinema

The U-Name-It second hand shop next to The Majestic/Essoldo/Classic cinema

Near Kingston was a village called Buckland. It was originally called Boche (book) land.

In Saxon times any written document was called a book.

If the king or a rich lord granted his servant land with a written document it was called book land.

In time the name changed to Buckland.

Kingston Road, November 1975

Kingston Road, November 1975