A view of the dockyard about 1908 with Gosport ferries in the foreground. The railway line opened in 1876. It was built as part of the harbour extension across the foreshore of Watering Island. The jetty here was constructed in 1860 and was especially suitable for troopships
A view of the dockyard about 1908 with Gosport ferries in the foreground. The railway line opened in 1876. It was built as part of the harbour extension across the foreshore of Watering Island. The jetty here was constructed in 1860 and was especially suitable for troopships

10 amazing images of Portsmouth in 1908

We are going way back with this gallery. We hope you enjoy viewing these really old images that give you an insight into what was happening at the time.

Monday, 16th May 2022, 10:24 pm

In this selection you will see a couple of images from the grand opening of South Parade Pier on 12th August 1908, British track cyclist and double Olympic gold medal winner Clarence Brickwood Kingsbury, who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics being welcomed back to his home town of Portsmouth, the new South Parade Parade Pier under construction in May and the launching of HMS St Vincent in this year.

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