27 fascinating nostalgic pictures from Portsmouth’s past

Here are some our favourite nostalgic photos of Portsmouth from the Getty archive.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 3:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 4:50 pm
Watched by Royal Navy divers the battered SRN-6 hovercraft is raised from the Portsmouth seabed in England. March 8, 1972.(Photo by Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Take a look back in time with these stunning nostalgic shots from the past.

An engine driver showing a group of schoolboys over the Lord Nelson Class locomotive, Lord Hawke, during a train exhibition at Portsmouth Town Station, 21st October 1933. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Portsmouth Harbour, situated on Portsea Island in Hampshire, circa 1890. (Photo by F. J. Mortimer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A boat moored across the water from the military Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport, Hampshire, circa 1840. Engraving by J & F Harwood. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
An archway and bridge Portsmouth, Hampshire, 1900. (Photo by F. J. Mortimer/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Officers and crew stand on deck around the conning tower of the second Royal Navy Holland-class submarine HMS Holland 2 on patrol entering Fort Blockhouse submarine base near Gosport circa 1905 off Gosport, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images)
The Royal Navy D-class submarine HMS D1 on patrol near the Fort Blockhouse submarine base at Gosport circa 1910 off the coast of Gosport, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images)
Salvaged coaches from a Southern Railway electric train after they were lifted from Portsmouth harbour, 12th September 1946. The coaches sank during a World War II air raid. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British explorer Wally Herbert, the first man to walk to the North Pole, returns to Portsmouth aboard the HMS Endurance after his 3,800 mile trek across the Arctic, 23rd June 1969. From left to right, his team are squadron leader Freddie Church, general assistant Alan Gill, group leader Herbert, glaciologist Roy Koerner and medical officer Kenneth Hedges. With them are two of the expedition's huskies, Eskimo Nell and Apple Dog. (Photo by Ron Case/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Visitors look over the Lord Nelson Class locomotive, Lord Hawke, during a train exhibition at Portsmouth Town Station, 21st October 1933. (Photo by J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Precarious spectators watching Arsenal's opening game of the season against Portsmouth at the North London club's Highbury Stadium, 27th August 1938 (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Three British Bishops relaxing after attending their last General Synod as they retire; (L-R) Bishop Edward Henderson of Bath and Wells, Bishop Oliver Tomkins of Bristol and Bishop John Phillips of Portsmouth, in the grounds of Church House in Westminster, London, July 2nd 1975. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) at an airfield near Portsmouth after a flight from Upavon in an army biplane, 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
General Sir Frederick Pile (second left), Commander in Chief of the Anti-Aircraft Command, congratulating ATS spotters Private Rene Bolland (second right) and Sergeant Hazel Tester (right) after a Messerschmitt 109 aircraft was shot down off Portsmouth, England, October 12th 1943. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British fashion model Twiggy turns to acting in the Ken Russell film 'The Boy Friend', being filmed on location at Portsmouth's Theatre Royal, 3rd May 1971. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Scottish professional footballer and goalkeeper with Portsmouth FC, John Armstrong pictured saving a ball during training at the club's Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth on 2nd March 1963. (Photo by Lemmon/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Portsmouth Harbour in Hampshire, circa 1880. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Paul Fletcher of Portsmouth F.C. in action, 20th March 1975. (Photo by Arthur Jones/Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Portsmouth inside-forward Len Phillips wearing an England international shirt made to commemorate the England vs Northern Ireland match at Birmingham in which played, 16th November 1951. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
King Amanullah Khan of Afghanistan (centre, front) inspecting units of the British Fleet at Portsmouth, England, 1928. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Actors Gregory Peck (left) as 'Captain Hornblower' and Robert Beatty as Bush pictured aboard the HMS Victory during the filming of 'Hornblower', Portsmouth, England, 1951. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Cousins Jack, left, and Redfern Froggatt, who play for Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday FC, heading the ball during training at the Chelsea ground before they play for England against Wales at Wembley, 11th November 1952. (Photo by Reg Birkett/Keystone/Getty Images)
Former British Prime Minister Edward Heath (1916 - 2005) checks the progress on construction of his new yacht 'Morning Cloud' at the Allday Aluminium boatyard in Gosport, Hampshire, 1st April 1975. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson giving a speech, addressing the 101st Trade Union Congress at Portsmouth, England, September 1st 1969. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Cynthia Cooke, Principal Matron at the Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport, 20th October 1972. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Chief WREN Linda Ollivant at HMS Centurion, the Navy's new computer center at Gosport, UK, 16th October 1970. HMS Centurion is a shore establishment, or 'stone frigate'. (Photo by C. Woods/Daily Express/Getty Images)
Ted Hill (left) and George Woodcock chatting during a break, at the Trade Union Congress meeting in Portsmouth, England, September 4th 1961. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)