Look what landed on a Portsmouth beach | Nostalgia

Hard to believe but 20 years after this flimsy seaplane turned up on the beach at Eastney in 1919, the jet age began.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 6:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 6:25 pm
A hydroplane (seaplane) off Eastney beach 1919. Picture: Barry Cox collection.

On August 27, 1939, a German Heinkel He 178, designed by Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain, made the first jet flight in history.

This is just one of a series of lovely old pictures of Portsmouth from reader Barry Cox’s superb collection.

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SA Triggs, baker and pastry cook whose shop was at 60, Wiltshire Street, Southsea. Picture: Barry Cox collection

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Looking across Southsea Common from Clarence Pier. Crowds walking along Pier Road in the 1920s. Picture: Barry Cox collection.
A 1940s' scene at the junction of Castle Road and St Edwards Road, Southsea. Picture: Barry Cox collection
The last horse-drawn tram in Portsmouth. Picture: Barry Cox collection