Christmas in Portsmouth in the opening decades of the 20th century | Nostalgia

A selection of some of our photographs taken at Christmases past in Portsmouth.

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 7:43 pm
Happy Portsmouth Christmas, 1933-style.
Happy Portsmouth Christmas, 1933-style.

We particularly like the illuminated tram.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if bus companies today took a leaf out of the corporation’s 1933 Book of Fun and followed suit?

Rising energy bills? Pah!

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The Lord Mayor Sir Denis Daly, preceded by his wife Margaret, departs the Royal Hospital, Portsmouth, after a Christmas Day visit in 1950.

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The cast of the 1933 Christmas play at Northern Parade School, Portsmouth
Some of the 1,000 Portsmouth children invited to a Christmas party at the Guildhall in either 1939 or 1940.
Part of the Christmas display at Batchelor’s butchers, Arundel Street, Landport. The year is not known. Picture: Robert James collection.