A Fratton Park crowd in the late 1940's.
A Fratton Park crowd in the late 1940's.

16 spectacular photos capture life in Portsmouth in the 1940s

Some really fabulous historic shots here to enjoy that give a real insight into life at the time of the Second World War.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 4:15 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th September 2021, 5:04 pm

Included in this great selection are an image of Prince's Theatre in Lake Road after being hit by a bomb during the war, a Fratton Park crowd from the time, train tracks being removed (as the iron was used to build Spitfires and Hurricanes, ship propellers and submarine parts), dockyard workers, evacuees, the home guard, an underground wardens post and an impressive aerial of South Parade Pier.

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