The Southsea Show remembered | Nostalgia

For decades the Southsea Show on Southsea Common attracted tens of thousands of people in August each year.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 6:27 pm
The giant White Thunder Monster Truck riding over four cars in the Southsea Show arena, 1993. The News PP5208
The giant White Thunder Monster Truck riding over four cars in the Southsea Show arena, 1993. The News PP5208

It was one of the nation’s outstanding coast and countryside fairs and if you’d like to see the rest of this collection click here.

• A message from the editor, Mark Waldron.

Thank you for reading this story. The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on our advertisers and thus our revenues.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Motorcycle display team thrilling the Southsea Show crowds, August 1994. The News PP4112

The News is more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription to support our journalism. You can subscribe here for unlimited access to Portsmouth news and information online.

Every subscription helps us continue providing trusted, local journalism and campaign on your behalf for our city.

A Honda Imp being jumped between two walls of fire at the Southsea Show, August 1990. The News PP5193
A twin landing by two of the Flying Dragons freefall parachute display team at the Southsea Show, 1993. The News PP5207
George Gale's horse-drawn wagon followed by the entry from the Ringwood Brewery at the Southsea Show, August 1995. The News PP4099