Tight squeeze on Portsmouth’s roads but plenty of room on top

Tight fit - as an inspector gives guidance, a bystander assesses whether it's possible to fit three buses through this gap in Portsmouth in 1982 PPP-141111-134206001
Tight fit - as an inspector gives guidance, a bystander assesses whether it's possible to fit three buses through this gap in Portsmouth in 1982 PPP-141111-134206001
Regulars at this Leigh Park night club completed a five-mile walk in fancy dress in 1985.

NOSTALGIA: Leigh Park clubbers’ sponsored walk

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Just how many double-deckers can you fit into one street scene?

Readers will remember a time when Portsmouth’s streets were full of them – a time when there was also less traffic.

Both Southdown and Portsmouth Corporation ran large fleets of double-deckers and they shifted people in volume, into and out of the city

And back in the day when there were such people as bus conductors they were even more efficient at moving people around the city.

These pictures, all taken in the 1980s, come from regular Remember When contributor and bus aficionado John Kirby, of Stubbington Avenue, North End, Portsmouth.