Church tower view of chimney
AÂ pictureÂ onÂ December 29 showing the viewÂ from StÂ Mary's Church tower, Fratton, was seen by Robert Pragnell.Â I asked if anyone could identify the distant large chimney. He said:Â 'I think I have the answer. IÂ looked at reprints of old Ordnance Survey street maps of the area. On the 1907 map, there is an '˜Electric Power Station' in Vivash Street, close to the junction with Fratton Grove. This appears to coincide with the chimney in the photograph. 'On the 1896 mapÂ this is shown as a vacant site. On the 1931 map, the power station building is shown, but it is not referenced as a power station. Perhaps it only had a working life of 25 years or so and was disused by 1931?' n DoesÂ anyone rememberÂ when daffodils planted along Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, in the 1980s, bloomed to spell a naughty word? It appears the plantersÂ responsible were sacked and the bulbs arranged into more conventional planting. Were you one of thoseÂ responsible? Love to hear from you. No names will be published... or the word.
Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 12:18 pm
Saturday, 2nd June 2018, 12:22 pm
Â Â Â