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Portsmouth on Film


A unique collection of old film of Portsmouth provides a fascinating look back at life in the city from the 1930’s to the 1980’s.

Highlights include rare footage of Portsdown Fair in 1930, celebrations in Guildhall Square for the Silver Jubilee of King George V, street parties for the Coronation of George VI remarkable film of the preparations for D Day, rebuilding Portsmouth after its wartime destruction and the extraordinary scenes that marked the return of local hero Alec Rose in 1968.

The events are brought to life with reports of the time from the archives of the Portsmouth News.