All the fun of the fair in Portsmouth down the generations | Nostalgia

Who can resist the sight, sound and smell of the fair? Very few.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:13 pm
The annual Portsdown Hill Fair above Cosham in 1910. Picture: The News PP5634
The annual Portsdown Hill Fair above Cosham in 1910. Picture: The News PP5634

And when that fair is close up against the sea, as it so often is in Portsmouth there is an even more magical atmosphere.

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Southsea funfair in the 1930s, complete with Wild Mouse ride.

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Children riding on the carousel at Southsea fairground, about 1900. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Walt's Waltzer at Clarence Pier funfair, July 1983. The News PP5598