You had to drink beer from a potty – it was the law

An entry from Southsea nightclub Nero's
An entry from Southsea nightclub Nero's
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MEMORIAL UNVEILING SUNDAY 20, AUGUST 2017

Part of the memorial to be unveiled in Guildhall Square next Sunday at 2pm.

Seconds out! Long-awaited tribute to Portsmouth boxers to be unveiled

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Photographer and regular Remember When contributor Clare Ash has discovered dozens of pictures of this zany event in her archives.

It was the 1975 Pramolympics in Portsmouth and raised funds for the lord mayor’s appeal.

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Clare, of Westfield Road, Southsea, says: ‘I think it was held at Easter-time.

‘Anyone could enter a team to race ‘‘baby’’ and pram over a course on Southsea Common.’

She adds: ‘In addition to the obstacle course with a water jump and compulsory drinking of beer from a potty, there were sprints, a yard of ale competition, concours d’elegance and a long-distance push from Brighton to Southsea by a couple of chaps on roller skates.’

To see the rest of Clare’s pictures from the occasion, go to facebook.com/portsmouthnews.