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.

By Deborah Croker
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.
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