Quiet quays

Bosham Quay depicted in an old postcard
Bosham Quay depicted in an old postcard
You might struggle with this scene but it is in fact looking across Waite Street, Cosham. The tram is heading for Spur Road.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

NOSTALGIA: When trams ran through the fire station’s offices at Cosham

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A short walk west along Shore Road, Bosham takes you to the Quay area, depicted in sharp detail by the photographer of the old postcard here.

The barn-like structure on the far left is the Raptackle, leased by Bosham Sailing Club as a starting platform for races and for the storage of club gear.

The same area today

The same area today

The Manor of Bosham’s Quartermaster’s Office is the building in the middle of the old picture, while the large mill beside it has become the sailing club’s headquarters. The watermill ground animal feed until 1925, finally closing in 1936.

On the far right is the thatched Quay Cottage, once two homesteads occupied by fishermen.