They might be a little grainy, but the four photographs at the foot of the page serve as an historic reminder of the changing face of Portsmouth in the late 20th century.
And it was the Remember When picture above which prompted Mrs Chris Haycock to dig them out of her album.
On the right is a 1969 photo of Paulsgrove with the protected path of the soon-to-be-built M27 clearly visible sweeping away to the left from the centre. Prefabs still remain in its path but would soon be demolished
Five years later and Chris took her pictures from her bedroom window in Beverston Road, Paulsgrove, the street which would eventually border the motorway.
She says: ‘In my photographs the prefabs have been demolished and the chalk hill of the road is being constructed using a huge conveyor belt that ran down the hill from the chalk pit getting longer and longer until it had reached the shoreline and possibly farther.
‘It took a long time and worked continuously day and night, 365 days a year.
‘I’m not sure how long it went on for, but it seemed like years – at least two Christmases.’