Sailing into a bygone age

Thousands line the streets of Portsmouth to cheer French matelots in a convoy of tramcars.

NOSTALGIA: Thousands thronged Portsmouth streets to welcome foreign navies

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This wonderfully-evocative and majestic photograph immediately transports us to another age.

It shows HMS Victory and the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert in Portsmouth Harbour.

No date is available but it must be before 1922, the year Nelson’s flagship was moved into dry dock.