The life and times of Portsmouth Airport in 17 stunning photos

Portsmouth Airport was one of the last remaining commercial grass runway airports in the UK until it closed in 1973.

Monday, 30th September 2019, 6:33 pm
Opening of Portsmouth Airport in July 1932

Thousands of aircraft landed and flew from its runway in the 40 years it was open. Here are some of our favourite photos from the archive.

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One of the Hawker Siddeley 748s which crashed in 1967
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Portsmouth Airport. A crash in August 1967
The Marconi's factory
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Portsmouth Airport opening in July 1932
Portsmouth Airport in March 1974
Airspeed Envoy in July 1934
Portsmouth Airport control tower
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The old tower at Portsmouth Airport being demolished in 1996
Opening of Portsmouth Airport in July 1932