In pictures: This is what Portsmouth looked like after the great storm of 1987

The year of 1987 will always be synonymous with the great storm.

In this gallery you will see photos from the great storm of October in that year now 36 years ago. The storm ripped through the city and caused substantial damage to the area after a violent extratropical cyclone occurred on the night of 15–16 October.

Hurricane-force winds caused casualties up and down the country, in France, and the Channel Islands as a severe weather depression in the Bay of Biscay moved northeast.

The photo gallery also features images of Pompey’s 1987 team and when the Queen paid a visit to Old Portsmouth.

If you enjoy this gallery take a look at our photo features from Portsmouth in 1990 and1992.

What are your memories of Portsmouth in the 1980s?

The majority of images are available to purchase should you wish to do so on our Photosales section, or you can call 0330 403 0033 or email [email protected].

Join our new Portsmouth Retro Facebook group to find more fascinating photos and memories from Portsmouth’s past.