Children from Stockheath Junior School, Bedhampton, performing Shrimps For Tea in 1953. Picture: The News archive.

Havant school's play from 1953: RETRO

In 1953 the South East Hants Drama Festival for Schools took place. Each school had to put on a play and taking part were schools from Denmead, Willisdean near Fareham, Blendworth, Cowplain and Bedhampton.
Bobby Moffat, right, along with Vince Radcliffe in their Pompey playing days.

Pompey’s close links to Dallas remembered: RETRO

Last Monday and Tuesday I published photographs sent to me by former Pompey reserve player Bobby Moffat who now resides in Dallas, Texas. Bob told me of his career and of the many ex-Portsmouth professionals who ended their playing days in America.
Inset, a preserved Sunbeam Talbot as seen in the 1949 photograph of the Dell. Picture: Steve Daly

Portsmouth kids' cinema club song remembered after 70 years: RETRO

On August 29 I published a photo of The Dell, Southsea, with a gardener hard at work. The caption said it was 1969 but I was not convinced. Reader Steve Daly confirmed my suspicion, saying: ‘I checked through a series of my car books and it seems to me that someone has misread 1949 for 1969.
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