All of you will have travelled along Eastern Road from Milton to its junction with Havant Road on the Drayton/Farlington border.
But I wonder how many of you know the original plan was for the road to cross Port Creek and then head east then north to a junction at Fir Tree Corner, Bedhampton?
In the Portsmouth Corporation records of 1928 it says that the roads and works committee submitted a report for the road to cross Farlington Marshes to connect with Havant Road at the bottom of Bedhampton Hill. This was later amended to join up with Havant Road west of Bedhampton at Fir Tree Corner.
This was later amended again and the road as we now know it was finally planned.
If the original plan had come to fruition, I wonder if the whole of the marsh would now be a built-up area?