Why does PortsmouthÂ have so many streets with the same names?
It was somewhat remiss of me last week to forget there are two Bedford Roads in the city, andÂ I made a bigÂ error by saying C.J. Bone's bakers was in Southsea.Â
Unfortunately I do not own a Kelly's trade directory earlier than 1948.Â
Thank you for all those who corrected me, and I correct the situation by re-publishing the photograph with the right address.
Robert James said: 'It gets quite confusing when there are several streets of the same name.
'˜As you quite rightly state, Bedford Road ran from Hyde Park Corner to Bedford Street. Bedford Street ran from StÂ James's Road to West Street. But there was also a Bedford Street which ran from 193 Kingston Road to Gamble Road.
'My 1926 Kelly's states there was a bakers at 193 Kingston Road, but not MrÂ Bone's,Â who was there prior to 1918, as the back of the post card states Â½d stamp which changed to 1d in June 1918.'
n Jocelyn BoothÂ has asked if I could do something with several naval photographs she discovered when having a clear-out.
I love views across the mud from the Hard to South Railway Jetty with the railway viaduct on view, and even better when there is a battleship on show.
TheÂ photo belowÂ will be bring some joy to former battleship men as it is of HMS Nelson tied up alongside the jetty, and still inÂ steam, so I imagine she would have just arrived.
This would be an impossible photograph today as HMS Warrior 1860 would be blocking the view.
n On the subject of battleships '“Â which always brings in a large amount of correspondenceÂ '“Â below '“ we see officers, petty officers, ratings and Royal Marines under the 14 inchÂ guns of the battleship HMS Duke of York in 1948.Â
These guns would see the end of the German battleship Scharnhorst in December 1943 after a running action lasting more than 10Â hours.Â The photo was sent by Mr Aldous of Norfolk Street, Southsea.Â Can anyone give me any information as to what might be occurring and why officers are posing with ratings?
The Duke of York was decommissioned and laid up in November 1951 and scrapped in May 1957.
n According to records, Pompey did not have a manager between May 1908 and August 1911 so it leaves me inÂ aÂ quandary. Who might the manager be in the photograph, below,Â dated 1910?
Pompey discarded their salmon pink shirts at the end of season 1910-11 when Pompey, then in the Southern Football League, won just eightÂ of the 38 games andÂ manager Richard Bonney was let go.
As the team are wearing salmonÂ shirtsÂ I suggest it's Richard Bonney, but stand to be corrected.