Hayling chairlift plans fall through

Health and safety approved: Alex Naylor as Nelson wearing  his life jacket on the Thames in 2004 to promote the following year's Trafalgar 200 events in Portsmouth. 'Picture: Steve Reid

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On this day in 1962 the ferry service to Hayling Island was taken over by Portsmouth Corporation.

The following month a proposal by a private company to construct a chairlift across the entrance of Langstone Harbour to connect the city to Hayling was dropped – from John Sadden’s The Portsmouth Book of Days.