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Portsmouth Harbour


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This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of Portsmouth Harbour.
 
 
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Portsmouth Victoria Pier - updated 28th March 2015
Southsea South Parade Pier - updated 3rd April 2015
 
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Portsmouth Harbour
 
 
 
Spinnaker Tower
Photographs
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
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Portsmouth Harbour
The Hard & Ferry Pontoons
 
Portsmouth Hard and slipway at low tide.
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Portsmouth Hard and slipway at low tide.
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Portsmouth Ferry Pontoon - used for the Gosport Ferry and Harbour Tours.
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Spirit of Gosport of Gosport Ferries at Portsmouth Ferry Pontoon.
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006






HMS Warrior
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
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Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006






Portsmouth Victoria Pier

Pre-WW1 postcard of a paddle steamer at Victoria Pier
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1986 image of the post-WW2 Victoria Pier in rough weather
Photos: �1986 Ian Boyle
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2014 images of the post-WW2 Victoria Pier
Photos: � Ian Boyle, 1st July 2014
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Southsea South Parade Pier

The pier was built between 1875 and 1878 to the design of G.Rale. It was opened in 1879 by Princess Saxe-Weimar. Initially, its main purpose was as a steamer jetty for Isle of Wight passengers.

In 1904, a serious fire resulted in a complete rebuild. The 'replacement' pier opened to a length of 600 feet in 1908. It had been designed by local architect G.E.Smith and cost 85,000. It had a concrete deck and windscreens protecting visitors on all sides. A spacious pavilion contained two halls: one housed a 1200 seat theatre, the other serving as a cafe during the day and a dance hall at night. At the seaward end, a similar pavilion incorporated a bar and lounge.

The theatre was damaged by fire in 1966 and was removed the following year. A further blaze in 1974 (during the filming of 'Tommy') badly affected the pier, which re-opened the following year after a 500,000 rebuild.

The large pavilion, less grand than previously, now houses showbars (one of which can hold 800) and amusements.

The history of the pier since 2010 has been complex and the pier was closed by the Council on 2012 due to it being unsafe. Efforts continue to restore and re-open the Ppier.


Ref: http://www.piers.org.uk/pierpages/NPSsouthseasouthparade.html


The original South Parade Pier, burnt down in 1904
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The original South Parade Pier, burning down on 19th July 1904 with many people watching
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Opening of the 'new' South Parade Pier on 12th August 1909
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The 'new' South Parade Pier
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The 'new' South Parade Pier with trams
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The 'new' South Parade Pier with buses and cars
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The 'new' South Parade Pier with steamers at the pier head
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The 'new' South Parade Pier with illuminations
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Gosport
 
Postcard of Gosport from the air
Scan: Graham Lewis
 
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006
 
Photo: Copyright Ian Boyle, 5th February 2006






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