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16 wonderful photos of Copnor in Portsmouth through the years

Street party was in Carnarvon Road, Copnor. Picture: Tony Davis.
Street party was in Carnarvon Road, Copnor. Picture: Tony Davis.

Perhaps you remember the places or you feature in it yourself?

Some of the images included are Copnor Modern School gymnastics, Street parties in Carnarvon Road, Keswick Avenue, Wallington Road, Northgate Avenue and Romsey Avenue.

They also show the damage caused during the blitz in Hayling Avenue and New Road East, Burrfields Road brickworks area and The Swan pub on the Copnor Road.

Copnor Bridge with a trolley bus No.306 on a No.6 service. Taken on 17 August 1962 by Allan Milton who supplied the photo the bus is running south. behind are the trees surrounding the bowling green. 306 was one of fifteen supplied during 1950/51 to the Corporation Transport Department. (Photo: The News archive)
Copnor Bridge with a trolley bus No.306 on a No.6 service. Taken on 17 August 1962 by Allan Milton who supplied the photo the bus is running south. behind are the trees surrounding the bowling green. 306 was one of fifteen supplied during 1950/51 to the Corporation Transport Department. (Photo: The News archive)
St Cuthbert's Church, Copnor during the blitzThe first damage to the church buildings occurred on November 10th 1940, when a high explosive bomb fell, tearing a hole in the North side of the nave. Because part of the roof was open to the sky, the congregation had to bring umbrellas on rainy days. On April 17th 1941, a landmine in Hayling Avenue destroyed the East end of the church, severely damaging the rest of the building and completely flattening the Parish Hall (the original Mission Church). The following day, the vicar erected a large wooden cross on the rubble and nailed to it a victory V.
The Swan public house on Copnor Road, 1979. The News PP5601 (Photo: The News archive)
The Swan public house on Copnor Road, 1979. The News PP5601 (Photo: The News archive)
Copnor Secondary Modern School football team 1953-1954 (Photo: The News archive)
Copnor Secondary Modern School football team 1953-1954 (Photo: The News archive)
Sid and Doris Emery outside Railway Cottage at Copnor BridgeDoris and Sid Emery at Railway Cottage, where they lived for nearly 50 years. Railway Cottage was built in 1853 and Doris and Sid lived in the cottage from 1940. (Photo: The News archive)
Sid and Doris Emery outside Railway Cottage at Copnor BridgeDoris and Sid Emery at Railway Cottage, where they lived for nearly 50 years. Railway Cottage was built in 1853 and Doris and Sid lived in the cottage from 1940. (Photo: The News archive)
Keswick Avenue Copnor street partyEveryone seems to be enjoying themselves but after six years of war it is not surprising. Picture: Courtesy of Stan Hore.
Keswick Avenue Copnor street partyEveryone seems to be enjoying themselves but after six years of war it is not surprising. Picture: Courtesy of Stan Hore.
June 1977. The sun even put in appearance for the Silver Jubilee street party at Northgate Avenue, Copnor. Picture: The News Portsmouth 5142-1
June 1977. The sun even put in appearance for the Silver Jubilee street party at Northgate Avenue, Copnor. Picture: The News Portsmouth 5142-1
Copnor Crossing 1906. Picture: Paul Costen collection
Copnor Crossing 1906. Picture: Paul Costen collection
The area surrounding Burrfields Road brickworks, Copnor, Portsmouth
Picture: Paul Costen collection
The area surrounding Burrfields Road brickworks, Copnor, Portsmouth Picture: Paul Costen collection
The scene in New Road East, Copnor, Portsmouth, after an air raid in October 1940 (Photo: The News archive)
The scene in New Road East, Copnor, Portsmouth, after an air raid in October 1940 (Photo: The News archive)
The coronation street party at Wallington Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, in 1953. Picture: Courtesy of Robin Gorman
The coronation street party at Wallington Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, in 1953. Picture: Courtesy of Robin Gorman
Workers at the Metal Box factory in Copnor wasted no time in introducing Russian guests from the Obraztsovy to the English knees-up, 1976. Did you used to work at the factory? Picture: The News PP5040
Workers at the Metal Box factory in Copnor wasted no time in introducing Russian guests from the Obraztsovy to the English knees-up, 1976. Did you used to work at the factory? Picture: The News PP5040
An Air Raid Precaution warden brings traffic to a halt in Copnor Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, in February 1940 (Photo: The News archive)
An Air Raid Precaution warden brings traffic to a halt in Copnor Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, in February 1940 (Photo: The News archive)
The VJ Day street party in Romsey Avenue, Copnor, Portsmouth, in August 1945. (Photo: The News archive)
The VJ Day street party in Romsey Avenue, Copnor, Portsmouth, in August 1945. (Photo: The News archive)
Copnor Boys gymnasts. Boys from Copnor  Modern School circa 1956. Can anyone name names please? (Photo: The News archive)
Copnor Boys gymnasts. Boys from Copnor Modern School circa 1956. Can anyone name names please? (Photo: The News archive)