Archive pictures show Portsmouth from the air

Jim Bramble was a teacher at Portsmouth Technical High School during the 1960s.

Thursday, 26th January 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 26th January 2017, 2:48 pm
Commercial Road and Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, the dockyard branch line and St John's Catholic cathedral. Picture: Jim Bramble

That was before it became the City of Portsmouth Boys’ School in 1975.

Two of his main hobbies were photography and flying and he would regularly take to the skies from the flying school based at the old Portsmouth Airport, taking some now-historical aerial shots of the city.

All today’s pictures were taken by him between 50 and 60 years ago.Above we see the Commercial Road and Edinburgh Road area.

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A picture which shows perfectly just how densely packed the streets of the city are. In the foregorund is Copnor Road School
COSHAM High Street, Cosham, runs vertically through the middle of the picture with the railway crossing it from left to right
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