Totters' market outside Portsmouth dockyard was given its marching orders | Nostalgia

Until the spring of 1976 a ‘totters’ market’ was held along Unicorn Road, Landport, each Friday.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 1:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 1:56 pm
Known as the 'totters’ market’ this was the scene on a Friday morning pre-April 1976. Behind the wall was the dockyard branch railway.
Known as the 'totters’ market’ this was the scene on a Friday morning pre-April 1976. Behind the wall was the dockyard branch railway.

The totters and sellers were given notice and after April 1, 1976, by the port admiral. And so another little piece of Portsmouth history vanished. Both pictures are from the Richard Boryer collection.

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With Unicorn Gate overlooking the scene bargain hunters look for a good deal. The bus stop was only for dockyard workers, hence no route number.

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