NOSTALGIA: Help needed for city bowls club exhibitionÂ Â
Keith Atkin dropped me a line hoping readers mightÂ help him find material for an exhibition.
He says: 'I amÂ researching the history of the Tangier Road and Eastern Road area forÂ a small exhibition for my bowling club, Naismith.
'Research inÂ Portsmouth City Council archives has revealed information about Airspeed '“ our club was started by a member of CJC Developments, an engineering firm with connections, in 1963. Airspeed was formed by a group that included NevilÂ Shute Norway and as I was once involved in the Flora Twort art collection I was particularly interested [Shute onceÂ proposed to Twort but was rejected].
'Any photographs of Copnor railway crossing where the bridge is now, Baffins Pond, Great Salterns House and estate, or the Channel Airways plane crashes at Portsmouth Airport would be appreciated. The purpose of thisÂ is toÂ advertise the exhibition,Â encourage the community into our clubhouse andÂ hopefully add to our membership.'
You canÂ e-mail Keith at [email protected].