Memories of summer in Southsea

The ornamental gardens on Southsea seafront in the 1950s or 60s
The ornamental gardens on Southsea seafront in the 1950s or 60s
HM Submarine  P556  is berthed at (as it was then ) Fort Blockhouse. Wrens are pushing the torpedo. (Mike Nolan coll.)

NOSTALGIA: Wrens show the boys how to do it

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The gents are in shirtsleeves, but still wearing ties, while every woman in this summery Southsea picture is in a dress.

There’s not a pair of jeans, trainers or hoodie in sight.

Although undated, the van and fashions point to the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Picture: costen.co.uk