Rare bus on Fratton Bridge and ‘rinking’ on the pier

Leyland Atlantean saloon 192, an extremely rare bus, on Fratton bridge in 1981 giving a splendid view down Fratton road. This was one of only 14 buses like this in the country.

Leyland Atlantean saloon 192, an extremely rare bus, on Fratton bridge in 1981 giving a splendid view down Fratton road. This was one of only 14 buses like this in the country.

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Today and next Monday Remember When concludes its lingering circuit of Portsmouth through the ages aboard corporation-only buses.

This week we take a nostalgic look back down Fratton Road and recall The Hard close to the Dockyard’s main gate when it was a mass of buses.

Similar bus 189 approaches Victoria Park in 1981. This ended up as a children's playbus outside the pub the Hog's Lodge at Clanfield

Similar bus 189 approaches Victoria Park in 1981. This ended up as a children's playbus outside the pub the Hog's Lodge at Clanfield

As always, we’re in the company of photographer and bus fan John Kirby, of Stubbington Avenue, North End, Portsmouth.

We arrive at The Hard with a picture taken in 1979. Within a few weeks, services had relocated to the new public transport  Interchange there.

We arrive at The Hard with a picture taken in 1979. Within a few weeks, services had relocated to the new public transport Interchange there.

FUN The things they used to get up to on South Parade Pier, Southsea. This was 'rinking' or roller skating in what appears to be the Edwardian period.

FUN The things they used to get up to on South Parade Pier, Southsea. This was 'rinking' or roller skating in what appears to be the Edwardian period.

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