THIS WEEK IN 1973: A change of name confuses residents

The newly named Isambard Brunel Road
The newly named Isambard Brunel Road
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Pictured in the 1930s is Christina Hirst and her troop of sea scouts. The photo was believed to have been taken in the front room of her house in Nelson Road, Buckland, Portsmouth.

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The fears arose after several residents complained they had not been given sufficient warning of the renaming of 10 streets.

‘All the emergency services have been informed of the new names, as have the public,’ explained the corporation’s principal legal assistant GE Davey.

Residents said they were not told of the changes, or the names to be adopted, although Mr Davey said under a local authority regulation, notices were posted at both ends of every street involved.

Changes included, The Square being renamed Guildhall Square and part of Hyde Park Road becoming Winston Churchill Avenue.