Houses had to make way for flats

Lake Road, Portsmouth, in 1963
Lake Road, Portsmouth, in 1963
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Demolition in progress in the Lake Road area of Portsmouth in 1963.

Several hundred houses and businesses here were redeveloped in the early 1960s, including the chemist’s shop run by Lawrence Snellgrove, who took this picture.

They were replaced mostly by blocks of flats.