Crowds of people flock to Southsea Common over the bank holiday weekend in August 1995

20 retro photos capture life on Southsea Common through the years

Generations of people living in Portsmouth have flocked to spend the day at Southsea Common and make the most of the sun. 

We decided to dig back through The News’s archives to find our best retro photos to capture life on the Common over the decades. You can see the pictures here. 

Southsea Common in October 1988
Southsea Common in October 1988
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Naval war memorial in Southsea Common in April 1985
Naval war memorial in Southsea Common in April 1985
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The band stand in Southsea Common in June 1998
The band stand in Southsea Common in June 1998
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Aerial view of Southsea Common in May 1978
Aerial view of Southsea Common in May 1978
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