NOSTALGIA: Friday fun – can you identify the road in which we see this tram?

Car number 18 picks up a passenger in ??????
Car number 18 picks up a passenger in ??????
Retro 12 may 2018''Veterans - Members of the Dunkirk Veterans' Association march off from Fratton to attend a service at St Mary's Church

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All these pictures of trams and a trolleybus on Portsmouth streets were sent to me by a reader who failed to identify him or herself. But whoever you are, thank you.

Apparently the sender found the postcards while having a clear-out and thought I and you would find them interesting. We do.

You can just about make out the tramlines in this picture and 104 years after the photo was taken, they are still there ' one of the few places in Portsmouth where you can see them today.''This is Rugby Road, Southsea, on August 19, 1914, showing tram number two on its circular route heading for North End.''The light-coloured advertising hoarding along the top deck is for Landport Drapery Bazaar and you can all see which Southsea emporium the town's best-dressed gents should be heading for...

You can just about make out the tramlines in this picture and 104 years after the photo was taken, they are still there ' one of the few places in Portsmouth where you can see them today.''This is Rugby Road, Southsea, on August 19, 1914, showing tram number two on its circular route heading for North End.''The light-coloured advertising hoarding along the top deck is for Landport Drapery Bazaar and you can all see which Southsea emporium the town's best-dressed gents should be heading for...

Of course, transport buffs will be captivated by the vehicles, but for those not so smitten it is the street scenes which are more fascinating.

If you have not already read the caption beneath the picture at the top try to avoid it for a moment and see if you can identify the street and the era.

Got it?

Tram car number 18 on route C is heading for the dockyard in... Osborne Road, Southsea.

Car number seven on The Hard, Portsea, outside the dockyard gates about to leave for Eastney. Undated.

Car number seven on The Hard, Portsea, outside the dockyard gates about to leave for Eastney. Undated.

There is a huge clue in the original picture which I have deliberately cropped out.

For there is a large sign on the building on the right saying ‘Queen’s Hotel’.

And the date?

Perhaps the women on the right and the clothes they are wearing give the game away.

Instantly recognisable is the Bold Forester on the corner of Albert Road and Fawcett Road, Southsea. The card is undated but the pub dates to the 1870s.

Instantly recognisable is the Bold Forester on the corner of Albert Road and Fawcett Road, Southsea. The card is undated but the pub dates to the 1870s.

Luckily, postcard producers Pamlin Prints, of Croydon, have kindly put the date on the card – 1921.

Commercial Road, Portsmouth, as so many of you will fondly remember it, and those trolleybuses too. The date of this picture? August 7, 1960.

Commercial Road, Portsmouth, as so many of you will fondly remember it, and those trolleybuses too. The date of this picture? August 7, 1960.