The Eastern Road flyover in May 1979. The News PP1210
The Eastern Road flyover in May 1979. The News PP1210

16 amazing images of the Portsmouth area in 1979

Do you remember any of these events? Enjoy a great variety of images from this year.

Thursday, 26th May 2022, 11:14 am
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2022, 11:15 am

In this selection you will see the Eastern Road flyover being built and a great shot of the A3M as well. You will see a nice colour shot of the vessel Steam Pinnace 199 as she was back then. Built in 1909 by J. Reid of Portsmouth, she is now owned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy and was acquired in 1979.

There was snow on the roads of Portsdown Hill, parascending world records, Prince Charles preparing to dive down to the Mary Rose (sunk in battle in 1545 and raised in 1982) and the launch of Royal Navy ship HMS Ledbury.

The majority of images are available to purchase should you wish to do so at: Portsmouth.co.uk scroll right to the bottom of the homepage and chose ‘Buy Photo’, or call Photosales on: 0330 403 0033 or Email: [email protected]

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