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Thomas Street, Landport, Portsmouth, in 1957
Thomas Street, Landport, Portsmouth, in 1957
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Top marks if you can recognise and name the street in the main picture (do not read on if you want to play this game).

Relative newcomers to Portsmouth will be hard-pressed to put a name to it for it has long gone.

Market Way, Landport, looking west. It was through here that Thomas Street, and several other roads, ran before German bombing and redevelopment changed the face of Portsmouth forever.

Market Way, Landport, looking west. It was through here that Thomas Street, and several other roads, ran before German bombing and redevelopment changed the face of Portsmouth forever.

For a clue, look at the picture immediately inset of roughly the same view today.

Of course, it shows Market Way and the site of the now-flattened Tricorn on the left.

The old view is of Thomas Street, looking west, and it was taken in 1957.

It’s unrecognisable today and is an example of just how much the city has changed.

Slindon Street main post and sorting office, once the site of Portsmouth's fish market

Slindon Street main post and sorting office, once the site of Portsmouth's fish market

But those who want to locate themselves might just be able to make out the corner of Martha Street with the Brewery Tap pub on the corner. It was later renamed the Charles Dickens.

All the pictures on this page come from John Sadden’s recently-published book Portsmouth Through Time (Amberley £12.99)

Portsmouth Fish Market, 'Billingsgate', Station Street in 1971. The fish market was demolished in the early 1970s to make way for the main post and sorting office in the newly-named Slindon Street (left).

Portsmouth Fish Market, 'Billingsgate', Station Street in 1971. The fish market was demolished in the early 1970s to make way for the main post and sorting office in the newly-named Slindon Street (left).

West Street, Fareham, in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

West Street, Fareham, in the late 1920s or early 1930s.