The scene in the Guildhall Square where hundreds of Portsmouth schoolchildren enjoyed their annual carol service in December 1983.

20 rarely-seen photos from Portsmouth Guildhall's history

Portsmouth Guildhall has been one of the city’s greatest landmarks for decades.

From grass steps to royal visits, there’s been a lot of history at the iconic venue. We’ve had a look back through the archives at some of our favourite photos.

The Guildhall being reopened in June 1959
The Guildhall being reopened in June 1959
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Portsmouth Guildhall in October 1992
Portsmouth Guildhall in October 1992
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Portsmouth Guildhall grassy steps in 1996
Portsmouth Guildhall grassy steps in 1996
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Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth Guildhall
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