Pavements as wide as the road and a grove of elms in Southsea

THEN Elm Grove, Southsea, about 1930
THEN Elm Grove, Southsea, about 1930

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In these two photographs of Elm Grove, Southsea, we can see how modernisation has affected the shop fronts and the bay windows above them.

All have been modernised with double glazing and the road is now twice the original width.

Here we see the same terrace and completely altered apart from the redundant chimney pots.

Here we see the same terrace and completely altered apart from the redundant chimney pots.

The chimney pots remain however.

The building in the distance, on the corner of Grove Road North, is still the same with the same number of now-redundant chimney pots as well.

A sign for the Mikado cafe can be seen at the far end of the terrace. This was for the new cafe, an offshoot of the very grand cafe in Palmerston Road. It is still known as Mikado Buildings.

The Irish Club is now contained within the original building.

The trees to the right maybe left over from when this road was literally a grove of elm trees.