The cat's cradle of trolley bus wires outside The Wheelbarrow pub at 1 Kent Road, Southsea, Portsmouth in 1960
The cat's cradle of trolley bus wires outside The Wheelbarrow pub at 1 Kent Road, Southsea, Portsmouth in 1960

19 images that give a flavour of Portsmouth life back in 1960

These great Portsmouth pictures give an insight into life 60 years ago.

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 4:44 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th January 2022, 4:21 pm

Included in this selection are images of HMS Vanguard leaving Portsmouth for the last time, the old 2,400-capacity Victoria Hall cinema in Southsea that closed in 1960 and was demolished to make way for an office block, The Wheelbarrow pub in Kent Road, Southsea that closed in January 2010, and Clarence Pier with the Portsmouth Power Station chimneys visible in the background.

The two chimneys were demolished in 1981 and the main buildings in 1982 - and the power station area is now unrecognisable.

There’s also an image of Fratton Station with a covered and enclosed footbridge over the tracks as it used to be.

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