Quiet quays

Bosham Quay depicted in an old postcard
Bosham Quay depicted in an old postcard
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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A short walk west along Shore Road, Bosham takes you to the Quay area, depicted in sharp detail by the photographer of the old postcard here.

The barn-like structure on the far left is the Raptackle, leased by Bosham Sailing Club as a starting platform for races and for the storage of club gear.

The same area today

The same area today

The Manor of Bosham’s Quartermaster’s Office is the building in the middle of the old picture, while the large mill beside it has become the sailing club’s headquarters. The watermill ground animal feed until 1925, finally closing in 1936.

On the far right is the thatched Quay Cottage, once two homesteads occupied by fishermen.