Saturday, February 25, 2012

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

LETTER OF THE DAY: Please tart up our railway stations

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Helping people locate friends and family they have lost contact with

SIMCOX: Betty, Mary and Elizabeth. In 1935 I lived in a rented house in Chitty Road in Southsea with my parents, my sister Mable and younger brother Bob.

We were there about a year. Adjacent to our house was Festing Grove where three sisters lived.

The eldest was Betty, Elizabeth (whom we knew as “Wakey”) and Mary. They were always together and were great friends with my sister. Last I heard they had been evacuated to Gosport. If anyone has any information on the Simcox sisters, I would love to hear from them please. I am also looking for...

VINCENT: Derek. Around 1935 I attended Reginald Road School then later moved into the School on the main road up by the tramlines in Southsea; unfortunately I do not recall the name of it.

I loved carpentry and met a very good friend there called Derek Vincent.

His mother would give me a penny and I would often go and buy a bag of chips.

Unfortunately I lost touch with Derek when I moved with my family to India as my father was in the army. Any information on his whereabouts would be a joy to hear.

Mr G Crossey

183 Teagues Crescent, Trench

Telford, TF2 6RA

01952 614434

PLEASURAMA: A reunion is planned for September 2012 in a Southsea venue, for former staff of Pleasurama, the company that ran Neros, Joanna’s, The Honky Tonk Bar and Tiberius in South Parade and at Osborne Road and the Portsmouth Dog Track, as well as the Tricorn Club and Granny’s from 1973 to the end of the 1980’s. The occassion is also open to anyone who remembers and was a regular customer to those venues. Contact Mick.

023 92 371018

Butler.I am trying to contact anyone who may have known or be related to a Mrs Lorna Butler who was living in Stakes Road, Purbrook during the 1950s.

Mick Davies

02392 259851

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