THIS WEEK IN 1992: Blind pensioner lost brave fight for life

THEN: Full of life and shops galore  the eastern end of Highland Road in Edwardian days with Kassassin Street on the right.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

NOSTALGIA: Snapshot of life in Edwardian Portsmouth

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A blind housebound pensioner who was discovered unconscious next to the body of her dead husband, has lost her fight for life.

Gladys Wilkins, aged 83, died nearly three weeks after the grim discovery was made at the couple’s Swanmore home.

An inquest was held and later adjourned into the death of her husband William, a 73-year-old former postman.

It was believed he died from carbon monoxide poisoning.