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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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Class 02 passing on to the dockyard branch from the High Level at Portsmouth & Southsea station in 1955. Picture: Mick Cooper collection.

Remembering Portsmouth's old dockyard branch line

Railway workings on Portsea Island were once fascinating to watch. At one time we had the line to East Southsea; the Portsmouth gasworks railway; the Hilsea industrial lines; the line across the viaduct to South Railway Jetty and, perhaps the most noticeable as it passed in front of passengers, was the old branch line to the dockyard. 
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