Read all about it! Legendary city centre News seller would have been 100 tomorrow | Nostalgia
I know that my late father, Jack Hind, is well-remembered.
He was an Evening News seller from 1954 until he died in 1984. Tomorrow would have been his 100th birthday.
His last pitch was in Commercial Road precinct and down the years he had stands at the dockyard main gate, Portsmouth Harbour station and The Hard.
In the early 1960s he was the highest-selling news vendor. Mind you, he had two sons Arthur, and some scallywag called Bob, to assist.
During the war he spent four-and-a-half years in Port Said and Alexandria, Egypt, as part of the dockyard workforce sent out from England to repair shipping which had been damaged in action.
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