Portraits of Heroes

Portraits of Heroes

Post-war Canadian Pacific Liners

Post-war Canadian Pacific Liners

Portsmouth Transport From Old Photographs

Series: From Old Photographs

Publication Date15th August 2010

Book FormatPaperback

pages128

Illustrations237

Height234

Width165

The fascinating history of Portsmouth's transport, illustrated by a unique collection of pictures.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445601366

In the 1940s, Doris Day had a No. 1 hit record with Sentimental Journey. This would indeed be an apt alternative title for this book, for within its pages the reader will be taken on a sentimental journey back to the days when the residents of Portsmouth could board a steam train, glide through the streets on an electric tram or trolleybus, sail to the Isle of Wight on a paddle steamer, take a charabanc ride into the country, fly across to the Island and back for 6s and 8d, or perhaps enjoy riding on much quieter roads on a two-wheeled bicycle or motorbike. All of the above forms of nostalgic travel, and more, are affectionately remembered by well-known local historian and author Ron Brown, who has compiled over 230 photographs to illustrate this popular subject. So, kindly take your seats for a trip back into the past. HOLD VERY TIGHTLY PLEASE!

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