Portsmouth in all its glory caught on camera 50 years ago

FUN The park alongside Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1960
FUN The park alongside Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1960

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Today, five more pictures of Portsmouth from the collection of the late Helen Mabel Smith (1906-1990).

Each shows Portsmouth in its best possible light – sunlight – and were taken more than 50 years ago.

OARS The old-style rowing boats on Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1958

OARS The old-style rowing boats on Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1958

Helen was a former Portsmouth headteacher who was once head of Paulsgrove East Infants School.

She taught in the city for 40 years and had previously been headmistress at Albert Road Junior School, Cosham.

STROLL The Rock Gardens, Southsea, 1960

STROLL The Rock Gardens, Southsea, 1960

BOATS Southsea beach, 1960

BOATS Southsea beach, 1960

Commercial Road caught en fete for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977

Commercial Road caught en fete for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977