Historic pictures of Somers Town, Portsmouth | Nostalgia

We travel through time today from the Edwardian period to the 1930s and into the ’60s and ’70s for a slice of life from the Somers Town area of Portsmouth.

By Deborah Croker
Tuesday, 1st February 2022, 8:47 pm
Somers Road on a wet day in 1932.
Somers Road on a wet day in 1932.

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A rare shot of the Fratton/Somers Road area taken in 1976 from the top floor of Edgbaston House.
The newsagents in Somers Road. Undated.
Looking along Waterloo Street, Somers Town, from St James’s Road to Grosvenor Street. On the corner is Curtiss, house furnishers. Picture: Robert James collection.
Somers Road 1906. Picture courtesy of John Archer.