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Hilsea Lido in 1935

This remarkable photograph, which I presume was taken from the top of the high diving board, is looking east over newly-opened Hilsea Lido. 
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The Rev David Mahy, left, conducts the Cardinal on a tour of Portsmouth RC Cathedral. Bishop Worlock is on the right.

Canadian Cardinal visits Portsmouth in 1972

One of the Roman Catholic Church’s leading administrators – Cardinal Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec – made a nostalgic whistle-stop tour to the Portsmouth area to revisit wartime haunts. 
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The cover of the Hayling Island branch line book showing Stroudley Terrier No 65  Preston  heading a train towards Langstone, about 1908.

Hayling Billy line remembered

Since the end of the Hayling Island branch line in November 1963, yes, that really is 56 years ago, there have been numerous books about the line.
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