Citizen Possessed of a motor car

The Purbrook team are, left to right, Jon Harvey, Elizabeth Norris and Peter Emmett

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Purbrook Park is a talking success

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On this day in 1903 the Portsmouth Times reported that: ‘A highly respectable citizen of Portsmouth was discovered recently in Brighton, rakishly attired in a greasy suit of rough serge overalls and a top hat.

‘He had not run away from home and he was perfectly sober.

‘He had become possessed of a motor car.’