Ian Bartlett was delighted to see a recent aerial picture of houses in Palmerston Way, Gosport, in the 1930s.
For they were designed and built by his grandfather Alfred Leonard Bartlett, a builder with a yard in Alverstoke village at the back of Green Road Garage which is now occupied by mews houses.
Ian, who lives at Palmerston Way, says his grandfather built many houses in the Gosport area.
He says: ‘He commenced the Palmerston Way estate (or Bay Estate as it was known initially) in the late 1920s having purchased the land from the War Department.
‘My father Cyril Bartlett was an architect and assisted with the house designs. My grandfather died in 1938 and my father in 1986.
‘I live in one of my grandfather’s houses in Palmerston Way which is now the only house in the road which has never been sold since it was built.’