There are all sorts of interesting lake views from the past for you to enjoy here.
In this selection you will see Canoe Lake packed with boats, a strange sight of a three-masted schooner on the lake, some old wrecks on Forton Lake, Forton Lake opening bridge partly built, a regatta at Lock Lake, Eastney and a scene showing the swan house area where you could feed the swans from and the gondolas at Canoe Lake. Some of the collection are aerial pictures.
1. Old images of Portsmouth lakes
40 boats on Canoe Lake.
Visit Canoe lake in the summer and there may be half a dozen boats, back pre-1936 there were a minimum 40 boats out. Photo: The News archive
2. Old images of Portsmouth lakes
The swan house area and gondolas at Canoe Lake, Southsea Photo: The News archive
3. Old images of Portsmouth lakes
Boats moored at Tipner Lake, 1978. The News P5244 Photo: The News archive
4. Old images of lakes local to Portsmouth
The boating lake, Hayling Island
Perhaps the late 1940s or early 1950s, here we see the boating lake at Hayling funfair. Photo: The News archive