12 Stunning Aerial Photos Showing Tour Of Portsmouth Area Through Time

12 Stunning Aerial Photos Showing Tour Of Portsmouth Area Through Time - Merchant Navy Info - News

Chris Brunnen published a set of photographs, Portsmouth Area: an Aerial Tour Through Time, which contains snapshots taken by helicopter of the city and the broader area. Including Havant, GosportLee-on-the-SolentFareham, and up the A3 to Waterlooville.

Among the 260 photos are shots from the 1950s and ‘60s taken by Jim Bramble. Chris’ school teacher in the 1970s, compared to Chris’ shots from the 1980s onwards.

Chris said, ‘ We will fly in a helicopter at an altitude of around 1,000ft. We will visit many different sites of local and historical interest. I am no historian. So, this is not strictly a history book.

‘What this book is, however, is a pictorial history: a record to show how Portsmouth has changed, not just over the 30 years I have been flying but combined with Jim’s. Over more than 60 years – and the difference is fascinating.

‘What I have done is try and remember the buildings and places in these photographs that have been lost to history. In some cases preserved, so you can look into them further if you wish.’

The book follows the style of his first publication, Portsmouth: an Aerial Tour Through Time.

It is available at New To You Books in Cosham or from aerialtourthroughtime.co.uk. The book is also available in paperback in a slightly smaller format.

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