This is what Commercial Road looked like in the 1980s - can you remember these shops? Picture by Steve Spurgin
This is what Commercial Road looked like in the 1980s - can you remember these shops? Picture by Steve Spurgin

Revealed: 14 rarely seen photos show what life looked like in Portsmouth in the 1980s

What first comes to mind when you think of the 1980s?

Thursday, 11th November 2021, 11:25 am

Is it action movies staring Stalone and Schwarzenegger? Margaret Thatcher? Or something else?

These pictures capture what life looked like in Portsmouth during the decade.

All taken by photographer Steve Spurgin – and the majority were captured on his Pentax ME Super and then Super A cameras.

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