THEN: Paassing through Purbrook is a Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway car heading for Cosham.

Purbrook then and now – Nostalgia

My latest book, written with Barry Cox, should be in the shops in time for Christmas. You might think the title, The Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway Then and Now, is a book of tram pictures.
German prisoners being offloaded at Hardway, Gosport, 1944.

When German PoWs come ashore at Gosport –  Nostalgia

This is an aerial view of Cosham between the High Street and Northern Road in 1938. At the very bottom can be seen where the trams circulated and between the level crossing of the High Street and the railway bridge of Northern Road is the iron tramway bridge that was used to take the Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway trams to Horndean.
King George VI inspecting Shark aircraft at HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-the-Solent, 1940. It never ceases to amaze me how far and how often our late king travelled to inspect men and materials.

The King’s inspecting aircraft at Lee-on-the-Solent – Nostalgia

I am grateful to Ted Saunders of Portchester for lending me these aircraft photographs plus one or two others I shall be including in coming days. As I know nothing at all about aircraft – I have never even been in one – I am relying on you to let me know more. Two were taken at HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-the-Solent and one at Portchester. I’d be grateful for any assistance. Thank you.
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