All aboard for bus trip the length of Portsea Island

A Stagecoach Leyland Olympian pass through North End, Portsmouth, in 1994
A Stagecoach Leyland Olympian pass through North End, Portsmouth, in 1994

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All aboard for another bus ride around Portsmouth in the capable hands of Remember When reader and contributor John Kirby.

We are in the 1990s for this journey from North End to Southsea via Commercial Road.

A Leyland Olympian in the city centre in 1994

A Leyland Olympian in the city centre in 1994

And for good measure we cross the Solent to Newport to end our jaunt on the Isle of Wight on the facing page.

As ever, bus fans will delight in the different models of vehicle and their liveries.

But for those not so enamoured by buses there is much in the ever-changing street scenes to grab your attention.

A People's Provincial Bristol VR at South Parade Pier, Southsea, on the way home from Southsea Bus Rally in June 1995

A People's Provincial Bristol VR at South Parade Pier, Southsea, on the way home from Southsea Bus Rally in June 1995

A Provincial Dennis Dart close to South Parade Pier in June 1996

A Provincial Dennis Dart close to South Parade Pier in June 1996

We complete this trip as a Provincial Dennis Dart ofSouthern Vectis leaves Newport bus station in the Isle of Wight in 1998

We complete this trip as a Provincial Dennis Dart ofSouthern Vectis leaves Newport bus station in the Isle of Wight in 1998