1988 - the year Portsmouth went construction crazy | Nostalgia

1988 could easily have been dubbed ‘the year of the crane’ after a look at the skyline of the Portsmouth area.

Fratton Park, Fratton End,  July 1988. Picture: The News 6690-4
Fratton Park, Fratton End, July 1988. Picture: The News 6690-4

From a revitalised Gosport Ferry pontoon to a new Fratton end at Pompey’s home, and the birth of Port Solent, the region was obviously booming.

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Construction on the Gosport ferry pontoon, September 1988. The News PP4735
Port Solent marina, January 1988. The News PP5109
Construction of The Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, 1988. The News PP5055
Cascades shopping centre, Portsmouth, on its way in January 1988. The News PP5572