Emsworth in old pictures | Nostalgia

Today we’re looking at Emsworth, the picturesque old fishing village on the Hampshire/West Sussex border popular with sailors, artists and birdwatchers.

By Deborah Croker
Thursday, 30th September 2021, 7:18 pm
Emsworth in the 1950s. Picture: The News PP5696
Emsworth in the 1950s. Picture: The News PP5696

In the Middle Ages the village was a busy port, importing wine.

Later the community used tidal power to grind flour and became famous for its oyster beds, boatbuilding, rope-making and brewing.

A message from the editor, Mark Waldron.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

High Street, Emsworth, with the Town Brewery and Crown Hotel, 1971. Picture: The News PP5694

We’ve slashed the cost of digital subscriptions to our website by 50 per cent for a limited time.

You can now subscribe here for unlimited access to our online coverage, including Pompey, for less than 13p a da

The hull of an oyster dredger at Emsworth in 1975. Picture: The News PP4235
Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club at Quay Mill, 1984. Picture: The News PP5698
Bowman's Yachts in Emsworth's boatbuilding yard, 1977. Picture: The News PP5697