Public market hall opens its doors for Christmas

Arundel Street public market hall in Portsmouth on opening day in November 1932
Arundel Street public market hall in Portsmouth on opening day in November 1932
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This is the new public market hall at Arundel Street, Landport, on its opening day on a misty November day in 1932 – just in time for Christmas.

Considered to be a most up-to-date shopping centre, it had electric light, hot and cold water and all modern conveniences.