Naval veteran recorded Portsmouth’s changing landscape

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Thanks to Derek Howard we can now locate the position of the Royal Marines Light Infantry bathing pool and, inset, the original picture of the pool. 'Picture: Robert James Collection

NOSTALGIA: Site of marines’ pool at Gosport

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John Sadden, the archivist at Portsmouth Grammar School, helped with background to this picture.

He says: ‘The photo of Arthur Cadman’s bicycle shop at 279 Arundel Street was taken by William Burbidge, a naval war veteran, in 1970.

‘Bill was a lovely man who recorded many changes that took place in Portsmouth at this time. Cadman’s was established about 1930 and replaced a similar business run on these premises by Meek and Co.’