A packed Southsea beach in 1999. Picture: The News Portsmouth 993673

8 amazing photos capture life in Portsmouth in 1999

It’s surprising just how much has changed in our area since 1999.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 5:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 5:13 pm

In this selection you will see a packed Southsea beach at the turn of the millennium as well as an Old Portsmouth aerial before BAR HQ was built.

There is also a train derailment at Fratton, a giant inflatable woman sitting on a seafront bar roof and Gunwharf Quays at the beginning of the build that’s quite interesting, especially the scale of the work that can be seen clearly in the aerial image.

Take a look through our gallery below.

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