In the 1940s Doris Day had a number one hit with Sentimental Journey.
This would be an apt alternative title for a book by one of my predecessors here, Ron Brown.
Within the pages of Portsmouth Transport From Old Photographs, readers are taken on a sentimental journey back to the days when Portsmouth people could board a steam train, glide through the streets on an electric tram or trolleybus, sail to the Isle of Wight on a paddle steamer, take a charabanc ride into the country or fly to the Island and back for 6d 8d.
n Ron’s book, published by Amberley at £12.99 is available from the following offices of The News: The News Centre, Hilsea; Lake Road, Portsmouth; West Street, Fareham; High Street, Gosport and West Street, Havant. Or call (023) 9262 2207 for postal inquiries. Postage rates will apply.