A favourite watering hole for Pompey fans | Nostalgia

A series of pictures which takes Fawcett Road, Southsea, as its theme.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 5:19 pm
The Crystal Palace pub on the corner of Fawcett Road at Fratton Bridge. This was many Pompey fans' favourite drinking establishment and was once run by former Pompey player Jock Anderson who scored a goal in the 1939 FA Cup final. The cyclist has just passed over Fratton Bridge and is heading south down Fawcett Road. The pub was another superb building demolished for road improvements.
The Crystal Palace pub on the corner of Fawcett Road at Fratton Bridge. This was many Pompey fans' favourite drinking establishment and was once run by former Pompey player Jock Anderson who scored a goal in the 1939 FA Cup final. The cyclist has just passed over Fratton Bridge and is heading south down Fawcett Road. The pub was another superb building demolished for road improvements.

Included is one of the old Crystal Palace pub, on the junction of that road and Fratton Bridge – not a pub you could ever imagine existing a few miles along the coast in Brighton…

The Palace was many Pompey fans' favourite drinking establishment and was once run by former Pompey player Jock Anderson who scored a goal in the 1939 FA Cup final.

The cyclist has just passed over Fratton Bridge and is heading south down Fawcett Road.

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Fawcett Road, April 5, 1971. Wash Well Launderette, Robbies Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls, and Jones of Southsea.

The pub was another superb building demolished for road improvements.

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Flightworld Travel Agents and Concert Travel, Fawcett Road, ceased trading, on August 7, 1990. It was offering trips to see Depeche Mode, David Bowie and Erasure at Milton Keynes and Wembley.
Bedfords, on the left, in Fawcett Road ,1906. This wonderful photograph is looking north up Fawcett Road on a summer day. In the distance you can see the roof of Rugby Road Church which still stands, although now flats.
Red White and Blue pub at Fawcett Road, October 1979.