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Bygone is a digital archive of historical photos of Portsmouth and Southsea. Our aim is to present historical information in ways that are compelling, welcoming and informative, to connect people of all generations to heritage.

We are looking to expand our archive of Portsmouth and stretch further afield to include other areas of the UK.
As well as an interest in preserving bygone memories from around the world.
If you would like to submit photos, please register an account or email us at [email protected]. We'd love to hear from you.

Southsea seafront and Clarence Pier.


A collection of photographs from Portsmouth and Southsea.

Scans of assorted coupons from the 60s and 70s.

Browse the archive

Take a deep dive into our archive. Filter by year, tags etc.

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Historical photographs, plotted on a map (mostly of Portsmouth).

Further reading

Early 1900s picture of Victoria Park, Portsmouth.


View the latest images in our collection.

Side by side comparison of Rudmore Roundabout under construction and present day (Portsmouth).

Then and now

Side by side comparisons of old and new.

About Bygone

About Bygone

About us, our background and goals for the site.

Man holding a small plant

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How you can help us achieve our aims.