So you thought this week's floods in Portsmouth were bad... | Nostalgia

Flooding in Portsmouth is nothing new as Tuesday’s Storm Barra was quick to prove.

It’s an occupational hazard, all part of living on an island city at sea level.

What also never changes is the mess, damage and heartbreak the water leaves in its wake.

Portsmouth Corporation electric tram No 19 negotiating floods in Commercial Road after a summer cloudburst in August 1911.

A message from the editor, Mark Waldron.

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Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, 1910. Picture: costen.co.uk
Commercial Road, Portsmouth, flooded after a rainstorm in 1911.
Rider after the storm - Southsea Common, December 1910. Hurricane force winds and a high tide on December 16 left the common flooded.
Broad Street, Old Portsmouth. Undated.