Havant and Portsmouth aerial pictures | Nostalgia

Here we are looking over Bedhampton before the mass building of the 1950s.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 6:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 6:59 pm
Bedhampton before mass building took place to the north. The A27 runs left to right across the bottom.
Bedhampton before mass building took place to the north. The A27 runs left to right across the bottom.

The A27 runs across the bottom of the photograph with the Hulbert Road junction on the left. The road runs into the distance heading for Waterlooville through countryside.

The lane running out to the top right is Park Lane and if followed would end up at Cowplain where there was a junction with the London Road.

The white-roofed houses are in Lester Avenue with fields to the top. The fields are now full of houses with Woodstock Road and Beaufort Road. Bottom left is Bidbury Mead with the footpath cutting across the the ground where there was a cricket pitch.

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The top end of Commercial Road with Charlotte Street in the centre, 1969. Picture: Tony Triggs

• A view over Commercial Road with Charlotte Street running from bottom centre. To the left is the junction with Lake Road.

The triangular car park at the top of the photograph is now a Tesco and NCP multi-storey car park. Where the cars are parked bottom right is now Cascades. Bottom left is the top of the Tricorn.

To the left of the tower block can be seen several dozen cars parked on wasteland, anything to get away with paying I suppose.

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