Southsea Common - historic pictures | Nostalgia

Southsea Common had been owned by the forerunners of the Ministry of Defence until it was bought for the people by the town corporation in 1922.

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Southsea Common being ploughed. The photo is undated but it could have been shortly before the Second World War. Picture: Barry Cox collection
Southsea Common being ploughed. The photo is undated but it could have been shortly before the Second World War. Picture: Barry Cox collection

It’s the city’s green lung and, with our magnificent seafront, is what makes Portsmouth stand out from most other British cities. To see more in our Southsea Common collection, click here.

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Southsea Common being ploughed for vegetable growing. Picture: Roger Young collection.

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Lord Beresford inspecting the Portsmouth Volunteer Corp on Southsea Common. Undated.
A rocket battery on Southsea Common during the Second World War.
Looking across Southsea Common from Clarence Pier in the 1920s with large crowds walking along Pier Road. Picture: Barry Cox collection.