Market day congestion

Market day in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, 1953, looking north towards All Saints' Church
Market day in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, 1953, looking north towards All Saints' Church
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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This photograph could well have been taken the same day in 1953 as the main one on this page.

Again we’re in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, again looking north, but this time towards All Saints’ Church.

The traffic congestion caused by the wholesale vegetable market was one reason why the Tricorn Centre was built.