Two years after the air raid

A scene all too common during the war. Hambrook Street, Southsea looking east. The  Guildhall clock tower can be seen middle left in the distance.

A scene all too common during the war. Hambrook Street, Southsea looking east. The Guildhall clock tower can be seen middle left in the distance.

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This is a view looking east along Hambrook Street, Southsea, in 1943.

It was two years after the bombing that flattened Long’s brewery in the lower front of the photo and very little tidying has been done.

Cecil Place is on the right and Ernest Smith’s clock tower in Castle Road is on the far right in the middle distance.

Matthew Tozer was born in 1966 and lived in the area. He grew up with tales of the blitz on the city. He would like any memories local residents have and can be contacted on matttozer@hotmail.com, or drop me a line and I will pass it on.

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