The Girls Life Brigade parading across the Fratton Park turf about 1942. Theresa Proudlock (nee Clancy) is the second girl in a white
blouse in the line furthest from the camera.
Picture: Courtesy of Michael Proudlock
The Girls Life Brigade parading across the Fratton Park turf about 1942. Theresa Proudlock (nee Clancy) is the second girl in a white blouse in the line furthest from the camera. Picture: Courtesy of Michael Proudlock

15 rare photos of Portsmouth parades from the past

You will see some interesting moments in time – and possibly a relative if you are lucky – in this nostalgic collection.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 12:19 pm

Some of the included are: The 'largest parade ever witnessed' on Southsea Common in August 1913, members of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps parade at the lido about 1946, Portsmouth cadets from 1189 Squadron parading in Commercial Road, Portsmouth in 1964, 1190 Squadron ATC parading at Eastney barracks in 1942 and through North End, Portsmouth, in January 1944, a fancy dress parade at the 1953 Coronation street party in Methuen Road, Southsea and a ‘Miss Southsea’ beauty contest parade on South Parade Pier in the 1960s.

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