Days when Gosport ferry crossing cost one penny

A view of the ferry terminus at Gosport from 1929.
A view of the ferry terminus at Gosport from 1929.
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The clothing, cars and pram date this photograph nicely.

It was 1929 when this picture of the ferry terminus at Gosport was taken from the end of High Street.

The kiosk for Gosport/Portsmouth ferry tickets proclaim the cost of the crossing to be one penny.

However, if you wished to travel between 5.30am and 9am, it was only half that amount – to cater for dockyard workers, while at the same time a trip on a bus from here to Lee-on-the-Solent and back would cost 9d.

Two ferries, with their rows of lifebelts, can be seen at the seaward end of the pontoon.

In the background is a good view of 1920s Portsmouth.