Sunday drivers, the old A3 and much-missed Horndean brewery

I imagine the photograph above must have been taken on a Sunday morning in 1970 because there is so little traffic.

Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:47 pm
It must have been a Sunday as this part of the old A3 passing the gales brewery in Horndean saw non-stop traffic when it was busy.

It is of course the old A3 passing the much-missed Gales Brewery at Horndean.

This is a much-altered scene with the brewery closed and partially demolished and new building taking place along this stretch of road.

- I wonder if the residents of Tarrant Gardens, Bedhampton, know their houses are built on the site of the former Stockheath School.

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WRNS Wrens of HMS Daedalus III pose on the area that is now Tarrant Gardens, Bedhampton

Before that period and during the war it was HMS Daedalus III, a satellite camp to the main site at Lee-on-the-Solent.

Here we see wrens at the camp on the parade ground which would later become the school playground. Some camp buildings, which later became part of the school, can be seen in the background.

- This former railway bridge, below, was dumped at Hilsea along the fortifications of Hilsea Lines.

I think it could be the footbridge that crossed the lines at Portcreek, but stand to be corrected. Is it still there?

RUBBISH The former railway footbridge dumped at Hilsea
REFLECTION This beautiful photograph was taken in the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour by a News photographer in 1969. I had to make sure it was not upside down by checking the boats number was the right way up. In the background are the houses along the A27 at Portchester with the keep of Portchester Castle just in frame to the far left. Perhaps someone recognises this boat and can tell us more.
WRNS Wrens of HMS Daedalus III pose on the area that is now Tarrant Gardens, Bedhampton
RUBBISH The former railway footbridge dumped at Hilsea
REFLECTION This beautiful photograph was taken in the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour by a News photographer in 1969. I had to make sure it was not upside down by checking the boats number was the right way up. In the background are the houses along the A27 at Portchester with the keep of Portchester Castle just in frame to the far left. Perhaps someone recognises this boat and can tell us more.