What an interesting place Old Portsmouth is, full of historical nooks and crannies worth exploring.
Featured are Camber Docks, and the North and the South Cambers. So much has changed in these areas over the years as you can see.
Included are merchant sailing ships in the Camber, Vosper’s shipyard, Royal Research Ship Discovery, the Camber before HMS Warrior, the dry dock area before Portsmouth Power Station was built and Fraser and White coal wagons at the giant bunker in East Street.
You can see the images in the gallery below.
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1. Historic Cambers of Old Portsmouth
A long gone scene at the Camber, Old Portsmouth.
With a collier tied up alongside the Camber dock we see a steam vessel making her way out to the harbour. Picture: Barry Cox collection Photo: The News archive
2. Historic Cambers of Old Portsmouth
Here we see inside one of the coal hoppers at the Camber, Old Portsmouth. Unloaded from a collier and then loaded on to lorries. Picture: Mick Franckeiss collection Photo: The News archive
3. Historic Cambers of Old Portsmouth
Windjammers in the Camber, Old Portsmouth.
Taken from Gower Lloyd’s new book on Portsmouth Point.
His books include:
Portsmouth Point - An Illustrated History
Portsmouth Point - A Commercial & Cultural History
A History of Point - Portsmouth's Spice Island Photo: The News archive
4. Historic Cambers of Old Portsmouth
Vosper’s ship yard, the Camber. Picture: Courtesy of Jon Clapham from Old Portsmouth Photo: The News archive