One thing that hasn’t changed in Portsmouth

The Technical College pre-1936 and, below, today, hardly changed.
The Technical College pre-1936 and, below, today, hardly changed.
Super parents Cora and Gerry Watson

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I am glad that with the ever-changing scene in Portsmouth some things remain the same, well almost.

Apart from the tramlines and the addition of modern cars the former technical college remains the same as when it was built.

A 'today' photograph of the former Technical College in Park Road, It is now called the Park Building  and stands in Henry 1 Street PPP-141217-115114001

A 'today' photograph of the former Technical College in Park Road, It is now called the Park Building and stands in Henry 1 Street PPP-141217-115114001

When you think of how close it was to the Guildhall after it was blitzed on January 10, 1941, we are lucky to still have it in its original state.

The road in those far off days was Park Road which ran from the Guildhall Square through to HMS Vernon’s main gate in St George’s Road.

The crossroads with Anglesey Road disappeared many years ago making this part of Park Road a cul-de-sac and being re-named King Henry I Street.

The galleon on the weather vane still sways in the wind, but remains static.