Historic images of what life was like in Portsmouth and Southsea | Nostalgia

Dating back several decades, these rare pictures detail Portsmouth and Southsea in a different way.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 2:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 2:34 pm
Roman Catholic Cathedral from Victoria Park, Portsmouth. Picture: costen.co.uk

Here you can see a view of Victoria Park, Portsmouth; a snapshot of life at South Parade Pier with beachgoers enjoying the coast; and The George Hotel, at Old Portsmouth, where Nelson had his last breakfast before the Battle of Trafalgar.

Old Portsmouth looking towards the Guildhall. Picture: costen.co.uk

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The George Hotel, Old Portsmouth, where Nelson had his breakfast before leaving for the Battle of Trafalgar. Picture: costen.co.uk
South Parade Pier and the beach at Southsea photographed in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Picture: costen.co.uk
Nice selection of cars parked outside the Queens Hotel, Osborne Road in Southsea. Picture: costen.co.uk