NOSTALGIA: Friday fun '“ can you identify the road in which we see this tram?

All these pictures of trams and a trolleybus on Portsmouth streets were sent to me by a reader who failed to identify him or herself. But whoever you are, thank you.

Friday, 5th January 2018, 1:59 pm
Updated Friday, 5th January 2018, 2:02 pm
Car number 18 picks up a passenger in ??????

Apparently the sender found the postcards while having a clear-out and thought I and you would find them interesting. We do.

Of course, transport buffs will be captivated by the vehicles, but for those not so smitten it is the street scenes which are more fascinating.

If you have not already read the caption beneath the picture at the top try to avoid it for a moment and see if you can identify the street and the era.

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You can just about make out the tramlines in this picture and 104 years after the photo was taken, they are still there  one of the few places in Portsmouth where you can see them today. This is Rugby Road, Southsea, on August 19, 1914, showing tram number two on its circular route heading for North End. The light-coloured advertising hoarding along the top deck is for Landport Drapery Bazaar and you can all see which Southsea emporium the towns best-dressed gents should be heading for...

Got it?

Tram car number 18 on route C is heading for the dockyard in... Osborne Road, Southsea.

There is a huge clue in the original picture which I have deliberately cropped out.

For there is a large sign on the building on the right saying ‘Queen’s Hotel’.

Car number seven on The Hard, Portsea, outside the dockyard gates about to leave for Eastney. Undated.

And the date?

Perhaps the women on the right and the clothes they are wearing give the game away.

Luckily, postcard producers Pamlin Prints, of Croydon, have kindly put the date on the card – 1921.

Instantly recognisable is the Bold Forester on the corner of Albert Road and Fawcett Road, Southsea. The card is undated but the pub dates to the 1870s.
Commercial Road, Portsmouth, as so many of you will fondly remember it, and those trolleybuses too. The date of this picture? August 7, 1960.
You can just about make out the tramlines in this picture and 104 years after the photo was taken, they are still there  one of the few places in Portsmouth where you can see them today. This is Rugby Road, Southsea, on August 19, 1914, showing tram number two on its circular route heading for North End. The light-coloured advertising hoarding along the top deck is for Landport Drapery Bazaar and you can all see which Southsea emporium the towns best-dressed gents should be heading for...
Car number seven on The Hard, Portsea, outside the dockyard gates about to leave for Eastney. Undated.
Instantly recognisable is the Bold Forester on the corner of Albert Road and Fawcett Road, Southsea. The card is undated but the pub dates to the 1870s.
Commercial Road, Portsmouth, as so many of you will fondly remember it, and those trolleybuses too. The date of this picture? August 7, 1960.