Back to the swinging ’60s - Southsea seafront

The view from South Parade Pier
The view from South Parade Pier
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Taken from South Parade Pier, this snap shows a vista much altered from the time it was taken.

The Savoy ballroom and cafe can be seen in all its glory and the beach has a few sunbathers. One item you will notice but which has now passed into history is the deckchairs. Do you remember when they were all stacked up on the beach ready to hire out to people, both on the beach and for those who just wanted to admire the view from the prom prom prom? Note the Southdown bus heading west. Will this part of Southsea ever recover from the effect of Gunwharf?