Door mats stolen

A little fuzzy perhaps but here we see Portsdown Hill Road where it meets London Road. The George pub would be on the right behind the soldiers. 'Picture: Barry Cox Collection

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On this day in 1851 a man was remanded in custody for stealing front door mats from several Southsea houses.

From John Sadden’s The Portsmouth Book of Days.