Spreading the load on Portsmouth’s doubledecker buses

Spreading The News at Bristol Road, Southsea, in 1980
Spreading The News at Bristol Road, Southsea, in 1980
The telegram received by William Halls mother  still upsetting to read 78 years on.

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Orange and red. Hmmmm. Tasteful.

They might not have been News colours but many of you will remember this Portsmouth Corporation bus with its all-over advert urging you to ‘spread The News’.

Sounds more like something you would have put on your toast.

Today’s five colourful pictures take us back to Portsmouth in the 1980s and come from regular contributor and transport fan John Kirby, of Stubbington Avenue, North End.