Streets belonged to cyclists before everyone had a car

Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth in 1962
Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth in 1962
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This photo of Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, was taken opposite the entrance to Curzon Howe Road in March 1962.

It demonstrates how people of all ages relied on bicycles before car ownership became widespread.

The 18th century thoroughfare was widened between 1968 and 1970 by the demolition of the Georgian and Victorian buildings on the north side of the street that had survived the wartime bombing.