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Old Photos of Hilsea Lido and Surrounding Area

Published: 23rd November 2007 16:41

 

  

 

 

 

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Barry
At 20:06 on 29th September 2011, Barry commented:
Why cant Hilsea Lido area be transformed again like the days when the boats and canoes took to the lake.After all,they have them at Canoe lake.Why not spend a few bob into getting that stretch of water in use again.Pretty sure someone could make some money from it.
Joan B
At 20:31 on 3rd February 2012, Joan B commented:
I agree with you Barry, such ashame its all going to waste ,there used to be a putting green and a roller skating rink,trouble with that though ,when you fell over you got covered in rusty stuff. oh and a tennis court..
Eddy
At 14:47 on 28th June 2014, Eddy commented:
Hi ,I can recall the Lido in the mid/late forties as it came back to life after WW2. The Paddling pool and Main Pool with high diving board were in action .The Boating lake had both rowing boats and occasional model boat use. The Roller skating rink was in use for skating and for open air dancing to a small combo. on occasional summer evenings. The lakeside Railway appeared later and I recall that there was a Putting green by the Skating rink.
The Fire Brigade often used the lake for testing their pumping equipment and I remember in about 1946/7 ,council tenants marched from Wymering to the Lido and gathered for a protest meeting against a Council house rent rise.
Sherbet
At 09:06 on 22nd December 2014, Sherbet commented:
Hello, I rember visiting the paddling pool when I was. 4 years old, In 1947 going to the swimming pool and 1948 having fun in the skating rink. Seeing the photos brought back happy many happy memories. As I moved from Portsmouth in 1948.
Pamela Parker nee Hopwood.
Jinnie
At 14:49 on 22nd March 2015, Jinnie commented:
My dad was a locker attendant at Hilsea Lido back in the late 50's and early 60's. His name was Harold Boyall. He worked in the mens changing rooms and in the womens changing rooms was a lady called Mrs Goldring who was a lovely jolly lady. The boss man was Mr Young and I used to take my dads dinner down to him on a Sunday and get a free swimming lesson. We lived in Paulsgrove at 25 Tewksbury Close. There were a few shops at the bottom of our close, one was called Cheltenham Stores but I can't remember the rest. It was a happy time for me and my mind often goes back there to remember my childhood
Jinnie
At 14:49 on 22nd March 2015, Jinnie commented:
My dad was a locker attendant at Hilsea Lido back in the late 50's and early 60's. His name was Harold Boyall. He worked in the mens changing rooms and in the womens changing rooms was a lady called Mrs Goldring who was a lovely jolly lady. The boss man was Mr Young and I used to take my dads dinner down to him on a Sunday and get a free swimming lesson. We lived in Paulsgrove at 25 Tewksbury Close. There were a few shops at the bottom of our close, one was called Cheltenham Stores but I can't remember the rest. It was a happy time for me and my mind often goes back there to remember my childhood
Eddy
At 15:20 on 22nd March 2015, Eddy commented:
Ref.shops in Cheltenham Road

There was a Butchers ,a Newsagent and a Boot and Shoe repairers
run by my uncle Will Amey. I think there was a Greengrocers and possibly a couple of others.
Jinnie
At 19:45 on 22nd March 2015, Jinnie commented:
Yes......I think there was also a Greengrocers round the corner of the end shop!!
Jinnie
At 15:08 on 23rd March 2015, Jinnie commented:
Didn't there used to be a Youth Club of sorts at the end of Cheltenham Road as well. It was almost opposite my friends house. Her name was Carol French and she lived in no 10. I think the person who lived next door to her was Eva Thompson and we all used to go to Portsdown School. I wonder if anyone remembers that??
mick
At 12:04 on 11th November 2015, mick commented:
hillside youth club was near the begining of cheltenham road, kenny and ivan littlefield was part of it i think there dad owned it...i lived at 57 cheltenham rd...i was at the infants ect at end of road...tony and jimmy phillips were great friends,plus chrissy and barry clements too..and the sings ie roy and talogg who sadly passed a while ago...clive bulls mum allways had a house full of us kids.....lots of memories.
stephen. gover
At 15:35 on 24th June 2016, stephen. gover commented:
I wonder if any one remembers the `Bastion Restaurant` opposite the Hilsea Lido it was demolish and is now a Car sales Garage
I believe the owners were Swedish called` Allbertolly` non`t no if I have Spelled this right and they also had a restaurant in central Portsmouth would love to know Steve Gover
stephen. gover
At 15:35 on 24th June 2016, stephen. gover commented:
I wonder if any one remembers the `Bastion Restaurant` opposite the Hilsea Lido it was demolish and is now a Car sales Garage
I believe the owners were Swedish called` Allbertolly` non`t no if I have Spelled this right and they also had a restaurant in central Portsmouth would love to know Steve Gover
Eddy
At 16:37 on 24th June 2016, Eddy commented:
Outside the Bastion roadhouse stood two large cannon which originally were sited at Clarence Pier after being presented to the Corporation by the Army who had captured them Sebastopol during the Crimea war. They were moved to the Bastion in 1937 and subsequently scrapped when the M27 was constructed . The Bastion held Tea dances for diners.
coke
At 07:00 on 8th April 2017, coke commented:
Hi my name is mick downie I remember a lad that lived in Cheltenham rd called tankey jenkins we were put in the school play I was the front of the horse and he was the back we had fun doing it it was called widdicombe fair

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