22 fantastic images capture Buckland over the years

Some fascinating events have occurred in the area as you will see in this selection of images from the archives.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 6:55 pm
Residents gather in Buckland, Portsmouth, around 1947 with 'Bunky Doo-dalee-do' starring on accordion, real name Alfred Nicholson. The image was taken in 1945 in Sultan Road. Picture: Courtesy of Brian Duke
Residents gather in Buckland, Portsmouth, around 1947 with 'Bunky Doo-dalee-do' starring on accordion, real name Alfred Nicholson. The image was taken in 1945 in Sultan Road. Picture: Courtesy of Brian Duke

It was a time when milkmen had police protection on their rounds in the area in 1913, street parties were taking place for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and elephants were on the streets in 1930.

We saw the redevelopment of the Sultan Road area of Buckland in 1972 and Princess Diana visited in 1992 after being awarded Honorary Freedom of the City.

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Co-op dairymen at work in Cowper Road, Buckland, Portsmouth The society first opened its dairy branch in 1913, when there was bitter opposition from private traders leading to fears that the new dairy would be sabotaged. So when the first Co-op milkmen went out on their rounds they were given police protection. This picture shows two dairymen at work in Cowper Road, Buckland, in the day
Festival of Britain street tea outside 14, Moorland Road Buckland Portsmouth. Kay Britno 9yrs on left & friend from Madame Selwood's dance troop outside her grandparent’s house entertaining the neighbours at a Festival of Britain street party in 1951
The redevelopment of Buckland, Portsmouth, in October 1968.
Redevelopment area around Sultan Road, Buckland in June 1972. The News PP5506
Girls from George Street School, Buckland in 1944. Back row left to right: Joyce Thrower nee Thompson - Barbara Jones (deceased) - Vera Creese - Eileen Fitzgerald - Front row: Pamela Griffiths - June Wyman nee Bettesworth & captain - Joyce Furley
Development area around Sultan Road, Buckland in June 1972. The News PP4478
Pupils at Binstead Road School, Buckland, Portsmouth, in the late 1920's
The Elephant & Castle in Sultan Road, Buckland, with elephants provided by a visiting circus in 1930. The chap holding the bucket, which was filled with beer, was the aptly-named Charlie Phillpots, the pub cellarman.
William King from Hayling Island, sent this photograph to us of his grandparents Mr and Mrs W Griffin, standing outside their small grocer's shop in Buckland
Lake Road, Buckland. Undated. All gone now.
Girls from Wellington Place School, Buckland, Portsmouth in September 1945
Residents of Seymour Street, Buckland enjoying a 1953 Coronation street party
Cressy Road from Sultan Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, 1970
Flying Bull School football team 1955-56, Flying Bull lane, Buckland, Portsmouth. Picture: Courtesy of Mick McAvery
Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, 1971. You can see the Centaur Inn on the right.
October 16 1992. The Princess of Wales looks up as residents at Buckingham Green, Buckland, Portsmouth, roar their welcome as she toured parts of Portsmouth after receiving the Honorary Freedom of the City
A grocers shopfront in Agincourt Road in 1929
The junction of School Lane and Henry Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, looking towards Wellington Place Junior School
The John Barleycorn in Commercial Road, Portsmouth. In 1943 this pub was the scene of a gruesome murder when the landlady, Rose Robinson, was robbed and strangled after she had closed for the night. Harold Loughans was charged with murder but acquitted, although he later confessed to a Sunday newspaper. The pub was demolished in 1972 when Buckland was redeveloped
Looking south down Seymour Street to Buckland Street, Buckland with North Cross Street. Picture: Mick Cooper collection.
School Lane cottages, Buckland, Portsmouth, with Wellington Place Junior School in the background