Mystery of fireplace partly solved

Barry Jeffries leans on a former mantle-shelf of 20, Stanley Street, Southsea.
Barry Jeffries leans on a former mantle-shelf of 20, Stanley Street, Southsea.
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Last Saturday I published a photo of a fireplace in Stanley Street, Southsea and wondered who might have lived in the house it belonged to, formerly number 20?

Derek Cush came up trumps again with some of the answer.

At 18 lived a Mrs Paddon who seems to have been the landlady of an apartment block.

But at number 20, the one we were concerned with, lived a Mr Percy H N Biles.

Does anyone know of him or the family?