Clarence Pier in the 1980s captured by Steve Spurgin.
Clarence Pier in the 1980s captured by Steve Spurgin.

14 rarely seen photos capture life in Portsmouth in the 1980s

What first comes to mind when you think of the 1980s?

Monday, 4th October 2021, 12:19 pm

Is it action movies staring Stalone and Schwarzenegger? Margaret Thatcher? Or something else?

These pictures capture what life looked like in Portsmouth during the decade.

All taken by photographer Steve Spurgin – and the majority were captured on his Pentax ME Super and then Super A cameras.

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