Made in Portsmouth: Airspeed planes in crates off to the Far East | Nostalgia

We go back in time about seven decades today for a selection of pictures from across the area taken in the 1950s.

By Deborah Croker
Monday, 10th January 2022, 11:23 am
Vietnam-bound. Two entire planes being shipped from Portsmouth company Airspeed to the Far East, about 1950.
Vietnam-bound. Two entire planes being shipped from Portsmouth company Airspeed to the Far East, about 1950.

The shot of a bustling and obviously thriving London Road at North End, Portsmouth, is of particular interest.

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Rowlands Castle Golf Club annual dinner dance, a picture taken at the 1950 event.
Supercar: 1950s on Thorney Island. This car was built there using a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine on a Leyland Bus chassis. This picture was taken by a Mr Webb of Waterlooville.
London Road, North End, circa 1950. The epitome of an English high street with dozens of individual shops. Picture: Barry Cox collection
Emsworth Square circa 1950.