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In Grove Rroad South, Southsea, a Bristol VR passes the now demolished Hendy Ford garage in July 1989
In Grove Rroad South, Southsea, a Bristol VR passes the now demolished Hendy Ford garage in July 1989
German PoWs being marched down Grove Road, Gosport, after D-Day

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We’re back on the buses today in the latest of John Kirby’s nostalgic tours of Portsmouth.

Nostalgic? Yes, because even though they were all taken in the 1980s, if you examine the backgrounds you will see how much of the city streetscape has changed in the past 25 years or so.

For example, look at the shot of Grove Road South, Southsea, with the now-demolished Hendy Ford garage behind the bus.

Bus fan John, of Stubbington Avenue, North End, Portsmouth, has chosen pictures from his collection which trace a route from Kingston to Southsea.