We return to the 1970s for all today’s pictures which again come from Philip Pyke’s extensive and invaluable collection of prints from around Portsmouth.
It’s November 1975 and we are in Kingston Road.
In the picture immediately below we see, on the right, Vollers corset shop and factory which was once rumoured to be the place that Madonna’s famous pointy bra was made.
Then there was the Self Fit car accessory shop where you could buy just about anything for your motor.
In the Middle Ages a village existed at the end of what is now Kingston Crescent called King’s tun, which meant king’s estate. In the 17th century houses were built north of the village and was called ‘the north end of Kingston’. Later is was called ‘the North End’ then just ‘North End’.
The North End of Kingston was first recorded in 1699.