NOSTALGIA: Can anyone identify this car with the Portsmouth plates?

Tucker & Bannister Motor Engineers were possibly a Portsmouth firm although my Kelly's does not go back as far as 1905 when this photograph was taken.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 8:00 pm
One for all the car experts who read this column and pick me up on my failings. Can anyone identify the vehicle in this 1905 picture? It has a Portsmouth number plate.
One for all the car experts who read this column and pick me up on my failings. Can anyone identify the vehicle in this 1905 picture? It has a Portsmouth number plate.

The car has a Portsmouth number plate BK 206 but does anyone know the make of car?

On the far side is a laundry firm specialising in shirts and collars. The name ends with the letters ...TOFT LAUNDRY.

The shop behind the car’s roof belongs to a Mr Young who appears to be selling Myers Bird Foods.

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Looking west along Albert Road, Southsea, with the Kings Theatre behind the camera. Most of the buildings on the right remain.

Any assistance would be a help please.

• In the second picture we are looking along Albert Road, Southsea, with the Kings Theatre behind camera.

Most of the houses and shops on the right remain while the left hand side has altered considerably.

Southsea Police Station is many years away.

Who might these men be processing at South Railway Jetty? Does anyone recognise the garb?

• And we move to the final picture.

I don’t know who these men might be in their fancy garb. Perhaps they are part of some kind of masonic company? Or maybe they are Portsmouth’s aldermen?

Whoever they might be, they have just come off the ship in the background which is tied up at South Railway Jetty in the dockyard.

If anyone recognises the dress code perhaps they could inform me.

Looking west along Albert Road, Southsea, with the Kings Theatre behind the camera. Most of the buildings on the right remain.
Who might these men be processing at South Railway Jetty? Does anyone recognise the garb?