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THIS WEEK IN 1975: Purbrook Park is a talking success

With humour and eloquence, a team from Purbrook Park School achieved their second triumph in the Rotary International Youth Speaks competition when they won the group round at Oaklands School, Waterlooville.

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The junction of Southwick Hill Road and London Road, Cosham, with a tram passing over the  bridge. Not a traffic light to be seen. Picture: GA Tucker

NOSTALGIA: Cyclist v tram in 1930s Portsmouth hill climb

Pictured in the early 1930s we see a tram passing over the bridge which crosses Southwick Hill Road at Cosham.

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One of the  more unusual rafts competing in the race was this Volkswagen Beetle

THIS WEEK IN 1975: ‘Water-beetle’ seen on Southsea beach

Southsea had seen some strange flotsam arrive on its beach before – but never a floating Volkswagen.

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Nearly at the top for Vivien Carey as she climbs up the wall to the veranda of the Still and West

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Poly pirates ahoy!

Ahoy there, me hearties.

It had been a while since the old Still and West pub had seen such nefarious goings on, until a horde of pirate lads and lasses scaled the walls with ropes and ladders to capture the strategic drinking post nestled at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour.

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A pod of dolphins.

NOSTALGIA: Dolphins in Portsmouth Harbour  

There have been many sightings of dolphins and porpoises off Southsea but one reader once saw the mammals close up. 
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Rotting: PS Solent in a sorry state.

NOSTALGIA: Sad end for a D-Day veteran

I wonder how many of you can remember a day out to the Isle of Wight taking the paddle steamer PS Ryde across the Solent? 
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Rotting: PS Solent in a sorry state.

NOSTALGIA: Sad end for a D-Day veteran

I wonder how many of you can remember a day out to the Isle of Wight taking the paddle steamer PS Ryde across the Solent? 
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One of the Shipp fruit and veg shops at 10 and 12 Meadow Street, Landport, in 1986.

NOSTALGIA: Murder, drug barons and the SAS, a new novel set in Portsmouth

Last Monday I published a photograph of the Shipp family at their fruit and veg stall in Charlotte Street. I said one of the women in that picture was Pansy Shipp the daughter of the founder of the company.

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THIS WEEK IN 1974: Aims to ‘keep Jack and Jill together’

A maximum separation period of six months for naval men and their families, more flexible rules for compensating married and single personnel serving extended periods away from home, and a new welfare organisation to help servicemen and their families,were urged in a report.

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Some of the residents of Hilsea Crescent involved in the protest. From left, RG Chambers, RD Lidle, JH Martin and JW Gibbons

THIS WEEK IN 1974: Objector blames the city’s council for delinquency

City councillors were the main cause of juvenile delinquency in Portsmouth, according to JM Martin, one of the objectors to a development plan approved at a meeting of Portsmouth City Council.

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It now  seems odd to think the power station once overshadowed the Camber. Picture: Bob Thompson

NOSTALGIA: When giant chimneys overshadowed Old Portsmouth

If you told someone who is less than 40 years old this was the sight that once greeted you when you walked around the Camber, Old Portsmouth, they would probably be amazed.

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THIS WEEK IN 1974: City pledges new Southsea amenities

Southsea hoteliers and guest house proprietors hoped their protracted campaign for improved seafront amenities and extra sheltered accommodation would pay off as a result of the reorganisation of local government.

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Ray Tyler, assistant Scout leader, pictured with the beadstead he found in Blendworth village pond

THIS WEEK IN 1974: Scouts prepare to rejuvenate pond

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Hell never know what he missed... Paul Weller might have had Bob Hind as his Style Council drummer.

NOSTALGIA: ‘I could have been Style Council’s drummer’

Here is a poster which will strike a chord with many of you as you recall the voice of Petula Clark and the madcap antics of Benny Hill.

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Barry Hazley at his home with the electronic equipment which allows him to operate the telephone, the television and front door without moving out of his bed

THIS WEEK IN 1974: Electronics bring world nearer Barry

A young Fareham man, paralysed after a road accident in 1970, was one of the first people in the south of England to receive an electronic device for making and receiving telephone calls.

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THIS WEEK IN 1974: Farmers warn of production cutbacks

Hampshire farmers warned the government that serious cutbacks in food production were inevitable unless they were paid better prices.

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The wonderful Charlotte Street market in 1986.  Picture: Bob Thompson

NOSTALGIA: Charlotte Street remembered

I just know that when you view the photograph above you’re going to say: ‘Oh look, Charlotte Street, just as I remember it.’

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In the first third of the last century we see a packed tram travelling east along a flooded Clarendon Road, Southsea.  (Barry Cox collection)

NOSTALGIA: Angry parkie would tell us, in no uncertain terms, to clear off!

After heavy rains in sunny Southsea here we see a tram along Clarendon Road heading east for the Strand, in the above picture.

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Lesley Pitts, left, the chairman of the Portsmouth branch of the Student Nurses Association, wearing the old uniform, and Margaret Morrison, steward of the Portsmouth branch of the Royal College of Nurses, wearing the new uniform which nurses say is impractical

THIS WEEK IN 1974: Student nurses uniform protest

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The shattered remains of the coach on the M62

THIS WEEK IN 1974: Hants police appeal after coach bomb

Hampshire police were seeking to interview all passengers of coaches which left Manchester and travelled south at the same time as a coach which was bombed on a Yorkshire motorway, killing 11 people.

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