Video: Waves smash against the Hot Walls in Portsmouth

James Taylor at his desk in his office at 116 High Street, Old Portsmouth.

Those halcyon days when pen and paper just worked!

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Video footage shows waves smashing against the Hot Walls in Old Portsmouth.

At one point a man is seen walking along the top of the ancient fortifications, apparently unconcerned by the ferocious weather.

Stormy weather at the Hot Walls in Old Portsmouth

Stormy weather at the Hot Walls in Old Portsmouth

Sam Garrett, who shot the video footage last night, said conditions resembled a cyclone.

‘It was that powerful, the whole corner of the street by the Square Tower was being sprayed by the strong sea water in the winds’ he said.