Reliving the glory days of city’s pleasure palaces

The Odeon, London Road, North, Portsmouth
The Odeon, London Road, North, Portsmouth
Abandoned and awaiting their fate, here we see the former HM Submarines Tiptoe, left,  and Artemis in Pounds' yard, Portsmouth.  'Picture: Roger Allen Collection

NOSTALGIA: Veteran sub tiptoes to breaker’s yard

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Thanks to the presence of the Royal Navy, the Portsmouth area once had an enormous number of pleasure palaces to accommodate both residents and sailors.

In Ron Brown’s book Cinemas and Theatres of Portsmouth From Old Photographs, more than 60 past and present cinemas and theatres are recorded.

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