Southsea: From shiny dustcarts to ‘hurricanes’ via the Savoy | Nostalgia

All today’s Looking Back pictures were taken in the 1960s except the one of beach wreckage which is from October 1987.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 6:00 am
A fleet of Portsmouth City Council Bedford dustcarts and drain cleaners lined up on Southsea Common. They were provided by USG in 1969.

That was captured the morning after south-east England was torn apart by a ‘hurricane’.

To see the rest of the pictures in this Southsea gallery click here.

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South Parade, Southsea 1962. A trolleybus heading for Portsmouth Dockyard turns into Clarendon Road from South Parade. To the left of the bus (as we look) is the Savoy Ballroom. Picture: Barry Cox collection
Ballroom dancers at the Savoy, Southsea, in 1965.
The much loved Southsea model village in 1960. Picture: Courtesy of Helen Mabel Smith
Southsea beach is covered with debris after the Great Storm of October 1987. Picture: The news archive