• FAO "G L" who contacted us via the contact form 18th July - please email us direct at [email protected] - we replied but your email address bounced back. Thanks!


This site is a collective resource for historical photos of Portsmouth and Southsea.
As well as encompassing material from further afield and around the world.
Our collection contains photographs, ephemera and memorabilia of local heritage, dating back to 1880.
We aim to build our map and database of images into something that is concise and easy to use.
If you would like to help expand our archive by submitting photos, please register an account or send the photos to us at [email protected].


Photos on this site come from numerous sources. Where the original creator is known, we have credited the picture to them.
If you have any further information about an image in our archive, or spot a photo with no credit and you know the author, please let us know!

Various photos come from Facebook groups. These are a treasure trove of knowledge and are well worth a read. Including, but not limited to:

Memories of bygone Portsmouth
Mile End, Rudmore, Stamshaw, and Buckland memories.


Founded by Matt Whelan. Operated by Matt Whelan and Lara Kester.
Curation and archiving by Lara Kester.

We are incredibly grateful to the following for their support.
Dan Bernard @ Tricorn Books for his photography expertise and loan of photographic machines.
Emma Gibbins designed our beautiful logo.
Martin Hulbert for sending us his fantastic photographs of Portsmouth.

And of course, you for taking the time to read this page. Thank you!

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    Feb 6, 2019
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