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ISBN: 9780857043092
AUTHOR: Robert Hind
Portsmouth in Transition
Portsmouth in Transition
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Portsmouth was a prominent target for German bombs in the Second World War. Much of the city had to be re-built so that post-war some parts of it were unrecognisable. However, for a variety of reasons, much of that mid-century reconstruction itself grew tired and unloved so that from the 1960s widespread redevelopment took place.

Using contemporary images from the 1960s and 1970s - many sourced from the Portsmouth Evening News - local historian Robert Hind compares the historic scene with current views to show just how much change has occurred within a single short lifetime.

Whole areas of the city changed so drastically in the ten years between 1968 and 1978 that anyone who left the city before those years and returned today would have trouble recognising where they were.

Robert Hind has a fascination for Portsmouth which he shares in this totally absorbing comparison between the city of today and the city of ‘the day before yesterday’.

Robert Hind began his writing career when working as a railway guard in 1989: always good at “composition” at school, he volunteered to put together a staff magazine and has been writing ever since.

Now living in Havant, he is a regular nostalgia correspondent for the Portsmouth News, with a column every Saturday, and has to date written four books, including War-torn Portsmouth – Then, After and Now (Halsgrove 2016).

Imprint: Halsgrove, ISBN 978 0 85704 309 2, paperback, 205x205mm, 112 pages. Published November 2017.

War-torn PortsmouthWar-torn Portsmouth - £9.99
Using contemporary images – many sourced from the Portsmouth Evening News – well-known local historian Robert Hind has compared views of war-torn Portsmouth with the current scene, laying the pictures side by side to show not only what has been lost forever, but in some cases what has, remarkably, stayed the same.
Portsmouth in the Good Old DaysPortsmouth in the Good Old Days - £24.99
This fascinating book from the city's popular author, historian and journalist Anthony Triggs is based on the journal of his great uncle Richard Esmond who was born in Portsea in 1887.
Sea Soldiers of PortsmouthSea Soldiers of Portsmouth - £19.99
This book by John Ambler & Matthew Little publication tells the story of the Royal Marines in Portsmouth from the date of the occupation of their purpose-built Barracks at Eastney to the recent past when the Barracks were converted to private dwellings and the Officers Mess became the Royal Marines Museum.
Portsmouth FirstPortsmouth First - £8.99
Anthony Triggs journeys down the highways and sidestreets of Portsmouth's past to reveal the grand, the old, the unusual, but always fascinating events , people and places that have helped Portsmouth to lead the country and sometimes the world.
The Spirit of PortsmouthThe Spirit of Portsmouth - £4.99
Portsmouth is a fascinating place to visit and explore. Many of the well-known attractions are superbly illustrated here by Iain McGowan, together with other elements still waiting to be discovered. This is an enduring portrait of a remarkable city and home of the Royal Navy.
Portsmouth PastimesPortsmouth Pastimes - £8.99
No town ever had such a capacity for enjoying itself as the great nautical city of Portsmouth as is shown in this gem of a book from the renowned Tony Triggs .The Victorians strolling along the prom, children swimming, football, fairgrounds, tram trips, the patriotic enjoyment of royal visits, and many other pastimes are all illustrated giving the reader a fascinating glimpse of how the people of Portsmouth put aside their problems and enjoyed their pleasures.
Portsmouth Yesterday & TodayPortsmouth Yesterday & Today - £8.99
This evocative book by local author Anthony Triggs illustrates many of those changes with a series of images from the past which have been paired with modern photographs taken from the same viewpoints. The historic pictures date from 1870 to 1970, and together with their modern counterparts serve to show how a century of change has affected the great city of Portsmouth.
Web Price: £9.99
11.58 EUR 12.49 USD 16.36 AUD

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