Portsmouth In Colour, 1939

Film footage from 1939 of Portsmouth shot in colour. Interesting to see familiar and not-so-familiar parts of Portsmouth and quite amazing how much some of it has changed, some of it obviously lost to bombings during the war and other areas changed just as a matter of course. The film includes shots from the Brickwoods brewery, Clarence Pier amusements, the airport, one of the first festivals of the sea, a parade taking place in Southsea, and contestants in the Miss Portsmouth competition among other bits.

Please note: some of the film is a little bit racy (quite surprising for the era) and may not be safe for work.

Author: Mark

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