Portsmouth Navy Days is packed full of excited people in 1983. The News PP4990
Portsmouth Navy Days is packed full of excited people in 1983. The News PP4990

22 photos to take you back to Portsmouth in 1983

Quite a few interesting things happened in Portsmouth in 1983. Perhaps you remember some of them?

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 4:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th December 2020, 7:16 pm

Navy Days and Southsea beach were packed with crowds. It snowed in February, and aircraft carrier HMS Hermes was in port to ‘pay off’.

Popular entertainer Roy Castle was playing his trumpet outside Allders at the store’s first birthday. Portsmouth Power Station was brought down with explosives at Gunwharf in July.

There are so many memories here of Portsmouth – to share yours and to see more retro photos join our Portsmouth Retro group on Facebook.

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