Matelot's taste of pub life 100 years after Trafalgar

Portchester Civic Society unveils its annual exhibition of pictures and photographs called Portchester Past in the foyer of the library/health centre in West Street on Saturday.

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 8:03 am
ENTENTE CORDIALE The Crown Inn probably taken in 1905 when the French fleet visited Portsmouth as it shows a French matelot at the door, standing alongside the innkeeper.

The exhibition is free.

It will be open from 10am until 1pm on Saturday; 10am to 5pm from Monday, April 4 until April 8, and 10am until midday on April 9.

And here are four pictures of Castle Street stretching back to the 1880s, to get you in the mood.

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CROWN Castle Street about 1880 with the Crown Inn offering accommodation for visitors to the castle. This is now a private residence.
COTTAGE The Cormorant Inn in 1930. Note the cottage to the right which was demolished and is now the entrance to the pubs car park. The girl is Joan Watson.
WAKE A 45A Southdown bus heading south, passing the old Castle Street School during the floods of 1948.
CROWN Castle Street about 1880 with the Crown Inn offering accommodation for visitors to the castle. This is now a private residence.
COTTAGE The Cormorant Inn in 1930. Note the cottage to the right which was demolished and is now the entrance to the pubs car park. The girl is Joan Watson.
WAKE A 45A Southdown bus heading south, passing the old Castle Street School during the floods of 1948.