In pictures - how Paulsgrove rose from ashes of the blitz on Portsmouth | Nostalgia

This set of pictures from The News archive is devoted to Paulsgrove.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 9:58 am
Looking west along a newly-built Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove. Picture: Barry Cox collection
Looking west along a newly-built Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove. Picture: Barry Cox collection

It was the estate which sprang up on the mainland to help house those bombed out of their homes on Portsea Island during the Second World War.

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The giant conveyor belt built to transfer chalk from the Paulsgrove chalk pits on Portsdown Hill to what would become the new motorway network through Portsmouth, 1971. Picture: The News PP5049
Paulsgrove library in Allaway Avenue, January 1974. Picture: The News PP1406
The Housing Services float 'Peter Pan' won the best overall prize at Paulsgrove Carnival, 1993. Picture: PP5621
Diane and Irene Goldsmith in Deerhurst Crescent, Paulsgrove, 1949. Picture: Portsmouth City Council