Historic pictures from Portsmouth avenues | Nostalgia

Ah, the days when they made tracks… for trams and trains to sail up various city avenues.

By Deborah Croker
Tuesday, 18th January 2022, 4:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th January 2022, 4:47 pm

Each one of these pictures was taken in a Portsmouth street which has the suffix ‘avenue’. They range from Goldsmith to Twyford.

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Laying tram lines in Twyford Avenue on the junction with Wilson Road, Tipner.

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The walking wounded arrive in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, in October 1914. Bugler Clark of the Dorset Regiment (right) carries a German helmet as a trophy.
A delivery from Scott's Bakery in Devonshire Avenue, Southsea.
Track being laid in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, in 1909. Picture: Paul Costen collection/costen.co.uk
The 1945 VE Day party in Second Avenue, Cosham