101 years ago, a fire at a Southsea hotel

130212 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: A fire at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea, 1911.
130212 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: A fire at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea, 1911.
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This picture shows a blaze at the Royal Beach Hotel in Southsea in 1911.

This was the blaze at its height as seen from the back of the building with sightseers clambering up on prominent places to get a good view.

Damage was confined to the upper part of the hotel and no-one was hurt