NOSTALGIA: Portsmouth connection to Minder’s Winchester Club
I had to laugh when I saw a report in The News about parking in the right direction after dark. Cars must be parked with the tail lights facing oncoming traffic. Anyone remember when street lights used to go off about 10.30pm? Cars had to have lights on but car batteries were not great and many different forms of lighting were used.
NOSTALGIA: French invaders rounded up by woman with pitchfork
Showing the cramped working conditions for submariners here we see six torpedo tubes inside the preserved Royal Navy submarine Otus. Thirteen of the Oberon class boats was decommissioned in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Otus was scrapped at John Pounds’s yard, Tipner, Portsmouth, but was saved.