Tranquil Denmead

Gale's Mill, Denmead.    Picture: Paul Costen

Gale's Mill, Denmead. Picture: Paul Costen

A Pompey forward heads the ball towards the Milton goal.  (Barry Cox collection)

From the heat of Egypt to blackberrying at Leigh Park

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Three pictures today of how tranquil Denmead looked before it was swamped by traffic.

The marvellously-imposing windmill is Gale’s Mill which was apparently demolished in 1922.

The photograph of the old village schools nestling behind the overgrown hedge which has engulfed the signpost, and the other of The Green also appear to have been taken in the 1920s.

The delivery van proclaiming the sale of ‘high class groceries and provisions’ comes from World’s Stores. The driver would have had little trouble emerging onto the blind bend.

All three pictures are from Waterlooville collector and photographer Paul Costen at

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