We decided to dive into The News archives – as well as photos provided by Steve Spurgin to see what Portsmouth looked like 20 years ago.
From events down at the bandstand in Southsea, to the opening of Gunwharf Quays and more.
You can see all the photos in our gallery below.
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1. Gunwharf Quays 20th Birthday images Crowds wander through Gunwharf Quays during the official opening.
Picture: Luke MacGregor 011979-3_Gunwharf
Crowds wander through Gunwharf Quays during the official opening on February 28, 2001. Picture: Luke MacGregor 011979-3_Gunwharf
2. Portsmouth in 2001
Commercial Road in 2001.
Photo: Michael Scaddan
3. Portsmouth in 2001
The 2001 Great South Run begins.
Photo: Ian Hargreaves
4. Portsmouth in 2001
Portsmouth in 2001. Picture: Steve Spurgin
Photo: Steve Spurgin