Photographs show two dangerous junctions in town

Looking north up Twyford Avenue (left) and Stamshaw Road. The pub in the centre is The Beresford, which called last orders a few years ago and has recently been altered to living accommodation. At that time traffic could come south down Stamshaw Road and turn right and drive up Twyford Avenue. Nowadays cars have to pass around Rudmore Roundabout. The odd-looking item on the pavement is a police call box. When an officer was needed the blue light on the top would flash.''Very Doctor Who, eh?

Looking north up Twyford Avenue (left) and Stamshaw Road. The pub in the centre is The Beresford, which called last orders a few years ago and has recently been altered to living accommodation. At that time traffic could come south down Stamshaw Road and turn right and drive up Twyford Avenue. Nowadays cars have to pass around Rudmore Roundabout. The odd-looking item on the pavement is a police call box. When an officer was needed the blue light on the top would flash.''Very Doctor Who, eh?

Possibly taken at Bidbury Mead, Bedhampton. Can anyone recognise this cricket team? Les Pond is fourth from right standing.

Can you name the players and the locations of these two teams?

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The following two photographs were taken by former City of Portsmouth Police Constable Eddie Wallace when on his beat in 1961.

Although there was not nearly as much traffic on the roads 50 years ago, we can still see how dangerous it was, especially riding a bicycle in the city.

Considering this is Christmastime 50-odd years ago, there is quite a lot of traffic. The police officer on point duty in the white coat must have been in the most dangerous place in England to do the job.''He had traffic coming at him from Angerstein Road and Gladys Avenue to the left, from London Road north and south and from Stubbington Avenue to the right.''He must have felt like a windmill at the end of his shift.''Above the officer is a large lamp that shone down in hours of darkness. The trolley bus wires had but three years of life left in them.''Does anyone recognise the cars in the two photographs?

Considering this is Christmastime 50-odd years ago, there is quite a lot of traffic. The police officer on point duty in the white coat must have been in the most dangerous place in England to do the job.''He had traffic coming at him from Angerstein Road and Gladys Avenue to the left, from London Road north and south and from Stubbington Avenue to the right.''He must have felt like a windmill at the end of his shift.''Above the officer is a large lamp that shone down in hours of darkness. The trolley bus wires had but three years of life left in them.''Does anyone recognise the cars in the two photographs?

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