Portsmouth, The Hard 1890

Portsmouth, The Hard 1890

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Carriages standing in front of an imposing line of banks, taverns and offices epitomise bustle, trade and commerce. The timber floating loosely in the dock has been off-loaded from a boat, probably one engaged in the Baltic trades; the wood is being stored in the dock to save quay space whilst awaiting further transportation.

This is an excerpt from Picturesque Harbours Photographic Memories, by Dr Raymond Solly

This photograph of The Hard, overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, shows at least three pubs - including The Victoria and Albert in the centre of the picture. The many waterfront drinking houses would have tempted Portsmouth's shifting population of sailors. On the extreme right are the premises of the now defunct National Provincial Bank of England.

This photograph of The Hard, overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, shows at least three pubs - including The Victoria and Albert in the centre of the picture. The many waterfront drinking houses would have tempted Portsmouth's shifting population of sailors. On the extreme right are the premises of the now defunct National Provincial Bank of England.

This is an excerpt from Hampshire Photographic Memories, by Nick Channer

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