This is the result of the terrific storm that blew across the south of England on the night of October 15/16, 1987.
Thousands of trees were toppled across The News circulation area including this massive specimen on the corner of Pier Road and Duisburg Road, Southsea.
It was a never-to-be-forgotten night and it was only through luck that it happened during the night or more loss of life would have occurred.
Taken from Southern Way-Wartime Southern, we see a burned-out carriage at Portsmouth Harbour Station after a raid on August 12, 1940. The roof supports were painted black and white for better vision in the blackout. In this raid four trains were destroyed and the Isle of Wight landing stage was wrecked.
One man was killed.
I’m trying to find locations of photographs taken for The News book Smitten City. The original caption for the picture says the bomb crater was on the Wymering estate. Does anyone know exactly where?