The timeless fascination of big waves breaking over Portsmouth | Nostalgia

Water is again our theme today as we delve into the archive for another six pictures to take you back down memory lane.

By Deborah Croker
Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 8:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 9:02 am

The full collection comprises 23 pictures and you can see them all by clicking here.

There’s also a challenge to see if any reader can recognise a street ‘somewhere in Portsmouth’ featured in a picture from the Second World War.

November 1938: People watching big seas breaking over Portsmouth's sea defences. Picture: Getty

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Ploughing through flood water at Hilsea a bus travels south leaving a wake. Undated.
The massive pipe installed under Hilsea Creek/Portcreek to feed water on to Portsea Island.
The Titchfield water carrier about 1906. Picture: costen.co.uk/Paul Costen
The water fountain, Clarence Pier, Southsea, 1910.
A sandbag-protected water tank somewhere in Portsmouth during the Second World War. Anyone recognise the street?