The paddling pool and cafe at Hilsea Lido, Portsmouth, possibly in the late 1940s.
The paddling pool and cafe at Hilsea Lido, Portsmouth, possibly in the late 1940s.

38 stunning photos showing what Hilsea looked like decades ago

Be transported back in time and see what was happening and how the Hilsea area used to look.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 9:35 am

In this selection of images you will see photos from landmarks across the area.

This includes pictures of Hilsea Barracks, the Homeguard, the Hilsea Lido Lagoon and Hilsea Lido and cafe.

It also features photos of beauty contest, a visit by Winston Churchill and the filming of Tommy at the Lido.

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