Dave Taylor, from Purbrook, thought readers might be interested in this picture from the early 1900s.
It shows his grandmother, Margaret Alice Webber who, at the time, was housekeeper/companion to James Shotton Hobbs, seen here in his garden at Hewett Road, North End, Portsmouth. The young girl, Leila Dewey, was Mr Hobbs’s niece.
Dave says: ‘My grandmother, who died in 1972, bought the house when James Hobbs died in 1922. In the background can be seen the newly-built houses in Inhurst Road.’