Fond memories of days when Portsmouth ran its own bus company

A line-up of open-toppers through the ages was presented at an Eastney depot open day in 1980
A line-up of open-toppers through the ages was presented at an Eastney depot open day in 1980
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Today and for the next two Mondays Remember When makes a lingering circuit of Portsmouth through the ages aboard corporation-only buses.

This week we’re mainly at the old bus depot at Eastney, but end our journey at Southsea.

Two Leyland Atlanteans pose alongside the rear of Eastney depot in 1980

Two Leyland Atlanteans pose alongside the rear of Eastney depot in 1980

And, as always, we’re in the company of photographer and bus fan John Kirby, of Stubbington Avenue, North End, Portsmouth.

Two Leyland National 2 buses spent all day Sunday at the rear of  Eastney depot during 1984

Two Leyland National 2 buses spent all day Sunday at the rear of Eastney depot during 1984

We continue to Southsea as Leyland Atlantean 218 leaves Albert Road during 1981 having outlasted most of her sister vehicles, long gone, sold or scrapped

We continue to Southsea as Leyland Atlantean 218 leaves Albert Road during 1981 having outlasted most of her sister vehicles, long gone, sold or scrapped