Commercial Road in the 1980s captured by Steve Spurgin.
Commercial Road in the 1980s captured by Steve Spurgin.

14 rarely seen photos capture life in Portsmouth in the 80s

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

Sunday, 15th May 2022, 4:53 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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