NOSTALGIA: Picture stirs memories of Portsmouth's Royal Hospital

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)

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A former porter's picture has stirred memories of Portsmouth's old main hospital.

The photograph showing an ambulance outside the casualty department at the Royal Hospital in the city centre was posted on our Portsmouth nostalgia Facebook page and soon laid claim to by Peter Flint.

The casualty department at the Royal Hospital, photographed by Peter Flint in 1974

The casualty department at the Royal Hospital, photographed by Peter Flint in 1974

You can see his memories and those of other contributors in our video.

The Royal, which had operated in Commercial Road for 140 years, was closed in 1979 and demolished to make way for the Sainsbury's store that now stands on the site.