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1930s Fratton Park

I found this interesting aerial photo of Portsmouth Football Club’s Fratton Park the other day, showing much of the local area as fields back in the 1930s. The ground itself has much smaller stands and you can see the train line and station. Photos like this show just how much the city grew and became populated in such a short time.

Also, notice how few cars there are too…

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  1. Tristan Savage

    20 December

    Our house is just cropped off. Awesome photo. Priory Crescent looks really wide!

  2. Paul Gonella

    20 December

    I’m just off the edge of the photo too. Still can’t get my head around how few cars there are, both driving and parked.

  3. Groundsman

    9 February

    Just seen this – great shot. Interestingly I think the south stand (on the left of the ground) is the same structurally as it is today (obviously it has been re-roofed). The old north stand on the opposite side is shown before that side was banked up with terracing and a seated stand along the top.

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