Portsmouth's Welcome to the French Fleet in Town Hall Square (later Guildhall Square) on the 10 August 1905. Picture: Portsmouth Museum Service/Portsmouth City Council

19 spectacular images of Portsmouth and Southsea in 1905

We can all look back on life in the past and learn a thing or two.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 3:38 pm

The pace of life certainly was slower in those days, but celebrating was a big thing in the city back then, as it is today, as you will see in these stunning images chosen for you to enjoy.

In this selection you can see several images detailing the French fleet visiting Portsmouth in the late summer of 1905,100 years after the Battle of Trafalgar.

The Entente Cordiale agreement comprised of a series of agreements signed on the 8th April 1904 between the UK and France.

You will also see a great image of Holland 3, the early Royal Navy submarine in Portsmouth Harbour, with HMS Victory behind.

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