Main route through Portsmouth has hardly changed since 1976

Goldsmith Avenue in Fratton during the long, hot summer of 1976.
Goldsmith Avenue in Fratton during the long, hot summer of 1976.
Signal box - The bleak and isolated siting of the Idsworth signal box illustrates the loneliness of the signalman's lot

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Time runs out on the lonely reign of a signal box man

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These pictures were taken in Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, Portsmouth, by Philip Pyke during that wonderfully long hot summer of 1976.

Philip, of Westwood Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, says: ‘Nothing much has changed since then apart from the cars, the amount of traffic and the demise of the Danish Bacon processing plant.’

Goldsmith Avenue in Fratton during the long, hot summer of 1976.

Goldsmith Avenue in Fratton during the long, hot summer of 1976.