Highbury Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Wednesday 25 February 1885

Marriage : On the 19th inst., at the parish church of St Thomas, William Crouder of Landport, to Jane Blackman of Highbury Street




Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 25 June 1895

Wanted - respectable lad, must be sharp and willing.

Apply Robert Rether, Grocer, Highbury Street


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 April 1901

Beeston’s Mount was part of the old fortifications, near Highbury Street, probably the same as the West Bulwark

White Horse Street - until recent years was the name of the portion of Highbury Street, between High Street and St Thomas’s Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 30 June 1933

Old Shop in Old Portsmouth

There is a little general dealer’s shop in Highbury Street, where John Pounds used to buy the candles to illuminate his humble Lilliputian home along the same ancient thoroughfare.  

This is one of the memoires the present proprietor of the shop likes occasionally to dwell on.  Another is ; that the shop has been in the family just 103 years today.

Mrs Lydia Andrews, the present owner, is of the third generation.  Her grandfather, John Leggett, started the business in 1830, a period, it may be remarked in passing, that saw Highbury Street in a much more important role than it is today.  After John Leggett came John James Trueman, Mrs Andrews’ father, and then the present proprietor who has been there all her life, and is now 64 years old.

Mrs Andrews’ grandmother was one of John Pounds scholars, and her mother’s first husband, she was twice married, was in the Crimean War, and his wife wife was left a widow with three children under 19 years.

The shop is estimated to be over 300 years old.  Another famous edifice alng the same street is the house in which Lord Howe of the “Glorious First of June” memory resided.  

Times are not grand but Mrs Andrews carries on.  “We manage to keep going,” she declared, “ but it’s a struggle.  Still, I suppose it is for everybody these days. I don’t owe a penny, and that’s something.”

Few visitors pass along the street without an interested survey of this little old fashioned shop, which is so much in keeping with an old fashioned street in an old fashioned quarter

(Picture on page 4).

 

1 Highbury Street

1891 Census


Unoccupied



1911 Census

John Howel : Cutler : 42 yrs


1881 : 12 yrs, living at 77 High Street with Father John, Working Cutler 35 yrs, Mother Eliza Umbrella Maker 35 yrs and Henry 11 yrs

1901 : Pedlar 33 yrs, living at 1 Highbury Street with Rosa, Pedlar 34 yrs

Rose : 46 yrs


Harry Cooper : Attendant, Dealer : 44 yrs

Louisa : 30 yrs

Sidney : 5 yrs

Violet : 4 yrs

Laura : 10 months


Ellen White : Flower Seller : 56 yrs

Catherine : 12 yrs


John Carcass : Street Showman : 35 yrs

Eliza : 28 yrs

John : 8 yrs

Ernest : 5 yrs


George Lock : General Labourer : 33 yrs

Rose : 33 yrs

Rose Catherine : 8 yrs

Emily : 6 yrs

Dorothy : 3 yrs

Ellen : yr


Thomas Elcock : General Labourer : 48 yrs

Annie : Laundry Woman : 48 yrs


David Spencer : Carman when Employed : 33 yrs

Annie Elizabeth : 34 yrs


William Davis : Marine Store Dealer : 34 yrs

Margaret : 30 yrs


John Hayward : Coal Porter : 68 yrs


James George : Cutler : 64 yrs

Mary : 59 yrs





Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 18 November 1936

An infirm 78 year old man, George Williams of 1 Highbury Street pleaded guilty to stealing half a pint of milk this morning.  Evidence was that a roundsman employed by Messrs Streets Dairies Ltd., had left the bottle of milk outside the American Hotel, Oyster Street, and at 7.30 am Pc Chadwick saw Williams put it in his pocket.  Detective Baker said that there was nothing previously against accused, who paid 4s a week for rent for his one room, and no income 10s old age pension.  The Magistrates let the old man go on his promise not to do such a thing again.

 

2 Highbury Street

“The Angel”

1891 Census

“The Angel”

William Ring : Publican : 34 yrs

1901 : Publican 34, living at 2 Highbury Street

Agnes : 30 yrs

William : 12 yrs

Grosvenor : 10 yrs

Albert : 9 yrs

Ernest : 7 yrs

Rose : 5 yrs

Frederick : 3 yrs

Florence : 4 months

Sarah : Living on own means : 62 yrs 



1911 Census

“The Angel”


Walter Charles Ring : Licensed Victualler : 29 yrs

Lucy Clara : 28 yrs

Violet Mary Louisa : 4 yrs

Gilbert Henry William : 2 yrs

Herbert Cope : Plumber : 39 yrs

 

3 Highbury Street

1881 Census

Frank Clark : Refreshment Dealer : 32 yrs

Emma : 28 yrs



1891 Census 

Unoccupied

 

4 Highbury Street

1881 Census

Harriet Clapton : Eating House Keeper : 49 yrs

Harriet : 23 yrs

Charles E Reed : Able Seaman, RN : 20 yrs



1891 Census

David J Barnes : Clothier : 51 yrs

1861 : 20 yr old Brick Maker living at 59 Cumberland Road Portsea with Ellen 19 yrs, David 9 months

1871 : Licensed Victualler, 30 yrs living at 10/12 Crown Street at the Hero Tavern with Ellen 29 yrs, David 10 yrs, James 8 yrs, Thomas 6 yrs, Ellen 5 yrs, Eliza 3 yrs, Isaac John 1 yr

1881 : 40 yr old Clothing Outfitter living at 45 St Thomas’s Street with Ellen 39 yrs, James 18 yrs, Thomas 16 yrs, Ellen 15 yrs, Eliza 13 yrs, Isaac 11 yrs Elizabeth 9 yrs, Charlotte 8 yrs, Alice 5 yrs, Alfred 1 yr

1901 : 60 yr old General Dealer living at 136 Queens street with Ellen 59 yrs, Eliza 32 yrs.

1911 : 70 yr old Wardrobe Delaer living at 136 Queens Street with Ellen 69 yrs, Eliza 40 yrs, Elizabeth 36 yrs, Charlotte 34 yrs, Alice 32 yrs, Herbert Francis 12 yrs, John Douglas 9 yrs.

1914 : Died in Portsea aged 73 yrs


Ellen W : 50 yrs

James : Assistant Clothier : 29 yrs

Isaac J : Wheelwright : 21 yrs

Elizabeth : 19 yrs

Charlotte : 18 yrs

Alice : 15 yrs

Alfred W : 11 yrs



1911 Census


Ernest Watson : Pedlar : 27 yrs

Florence : 12 yrs


Alfred Rogers : House Painter : 48 yrs

Susan : 34 yrs

Elsie : 13 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 10 October 1924

A distressing motor fatality occurred in Clarence Parade, Southsea last night.  A young gunner in the Royal Artillery was crossing the road with a girl friend, and as they were about to step on to the pavement the girl was knocked down by a motor car which had come up behind them.  

The gunner was William John Brewer, of the 6th Heavy Battery, RA, Clarence Barracks, and the girl Ethel Elizabeth Mary Grace (16) of 4 Highbury Street.

The car was being driven by Mrs Meatrice May Skey, wife of Surgeon-Captain A R H Skey RN of 44 Clarence Parade, who was riding in the car.  The girl died of shocking injuries soon after in the Royal Hospital

Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 28 June 1938


By the instructions from the owners, Messrs Brickwood and Co ltd., on Monday, July 7th, at 7 o’clock in the evening, 4 Highbury Street, a well built dwelling house.  Let at 8s per week.


Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 7 March 1939


Pleading guilty for keeping a disorderly house, Helen Dorothy Crockford (28), of 4 

Highbury Street, a married woman, was fined £5

 

5 Highbury Street

& Alms Houses

1881 Census

Mary Ann Bryant : 65 yrs

Eliza Coombs : 68 yrs

Sarah White : 82 yrs

Sarah Ellis : 66 yrs

Rebecca Ford : 71 yrs

Eliza Routledge : 75 yrs

Henrietta : 44 yrs

Ann Bevan : 62 yrs

Harriet Beale : 56 yrs

Ann Elliott : 75 yrs

Ann Williams : 77 yrs


1891 Census

James Jenkins : Grocer & General Merchant : 39 yrs

1901 : 49 yr old Wholesale Grocer living at 5 Highbury Street with Elizabeth 49 yrs, Catherine 27 yrs, Florence 20 yrs, William 17 yrs, Madeline 16 yrs

1911 : 59 yr old District Manager living at 43 Edmund Road, Southsea with Elizabeth 59 yrs, Florence 30 yrs.

1945 : July, Died in Portsea aged 93 yrs

Lizzie : 39 yrs

Kate L : 17 yrs

Frederick J : 15 yrs

Florry A : 10 yrs

William A L : 7 yrs

Mary Higgins : General Servant : 15 yrs


Almshouses

Ann J Winsor : 69 yrs

Sarah Rimes : 76 yrs

Harriet Beal : 66 yrs

Louisa Foster : 72 yrs

Elizabeth Abbott : 78 yrs

Ann Foe : 77 yrs

Emma C Moody : 66 yrs

Elizabeth King : 73 yrs

Emma M Grant : 73 yrs




1911 Census

John W Wood : Merchant’s Clerk, Wholesale Grocery & Provisions : 41 yrs

Elizabeth : 44 yrs

Edith : 13 yrs

Ella : 11 yrs

Winnie Frances : Shop Assistant, Drapery : 26 yrs


No 1 Almshouses 

Abigail Stone : 72 yrs


No 2 Almshouses

Sophia Rogers : 86 yrs


No 3 Almshouses

Louisa Stares : 90 yrs


No 4 Almshouses

Ann Rich : 82 yrs


No 5 Almshouses

Elizabeth Ann Hoskins : 73 yrs


No 6 Almshouses

Jane Stockwell : 80 yrs


No 7 Almshouses

Martha Dumbrill : 77 yrs


No 8 Almshouses

Elizabeth Bowes : 72 yrs


No 10 Almshouses

Jemima Humphreys : 72 yrs

1911 Census

5A Highbury Street


Edwin Oliver Eagleton : Soldier, Staff Sgt Major : 39 yrs

Martha Rebecca : 34 yrs

Edwin Albert Collins : 12 yrs

Emily Florence Eagleton : 10 yrs

William : 8 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 14 November 1923

Motor Haulage - Wanted, return loads to London at exceptionally low rates; regular service.

Thos Allen Ltd, 5 and 7 Highbury Street.



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 28 January 1926

Deaths : Fox - On the 27th January, Eliza Fox, of St Thomas’s Alms House, Highbury Street, age 86 - At Rest

 

6 Highbury Street

1911 Census

Henry J Golding : Machine Driller : 55 yrs

Louisa : 50 yrs

Alfred Taylor : Waterside Labourer : 31 yrs

Mary Orel : 62 yrs.

 

7 Highbury Street

1911 Census

Edwin Walton Hartley : Machine Hand, Engineers : 44 yrs

1893 : 25 December, married Emily Bertson at st Steven’s Church Walworth, Surrey

1901 : 33 yr old Engineer’s Driller living at 45 Station Road Portsea with Emily 29 yrs

1946 : Probate - Edwin Walton Hartley of 26 Bryerley Road Fratton, died 10 July 1946 at St Mary’s Hospital Portsmouth.  Administration at Winchester on 20 September to Emily Hartley widow.  Effects £338 17s 7d

Emily : 38 yrs

Archibald : 8 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 14 November 1923

Motor Haulage - Wanted, return loads to London at exceptionally low rates; regular service.

Thos Allen Ltd, 5 and 7 Highbury Street.


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 12 August 1938

Glanfield Lawrence - Portsmouth’s leading motor-cycle dealers, our agencies include Rudge, OEC, Royal Enfield, New Imperial etc.,  All 1938 models in stock ; immediate delivery  HP accounts settled.  Phone 73450

 

8 Highbury Street

1891 Census


Unoccupied



1911 Census

Annie Brown : Charing & Caretaking : 47 yrs 

 

10 Highbury Street

1891 Census

William S Dray : Sign Writer : 28 yrs

1871 : 8 yrs, living at 1 Montegue Street, Portsea with Father Samuel 32 yrs, Carman, Mother Amelia 27 yrs,Alice A 5 yrs, Charles 2 yrs

1881 : 18 yr old Decorator & House Painter, living at 22 Lower Church Path Portsea with father Samuel 41 yrs, Amelia 38 yrs, Alice 15 yrs, Charles 12 yrs, James Walter 10 yrs, Laura Bessy 6 yrs, Jennett Harrietta 4 yrs, George Albert 2 yrs.

Marian : 28 yrs

Willie L : 7 yrs

Henry C : 3 yrs

Edwin S : 6 months

Harry C Stanley : Plumber’s Labourer : 19 yrs

Nicholas Small : Retired Shipwright : 53 yrs

Elizabeth : 44 yrs



1911 Census


Albert Edward Brown : Bookbinder’s Overseer : 36 yrs

Cornelia Burghardins : 23 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 30 March 1929

By order of the Executors of Mrs Augusta Bramble, deceased, on Tuesday, 9th April, 1929 at 6.30 pm, Penny & Clark, FAI have received instructions to sell by auction, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea,, the leasehold dwelling house, 10 & 12 Highbury Street, number 10 comprising two sitting rooms, four bedrooms, kitchen and scullery combined, outside wash-house and wc.  Number 12 having two reception rooms, seven bedrooms, two box rooms, kitchen and pantry, outside wash-house and coal cellar.Let to Mr A Tilley and Mr H J Golding at 8s 6d per week and £9 2 s per quarter respectively, tenants paying rates.



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 22 September 1931

Alice Welch (trading as Alice Noble), deceased.

The above lady lived for years at No 10 Broad street where she engaged in business under the name Alice Noble.  She died on the 29th June last.  It is known that she made a will in March 1921 but no trace of this or of any subsequent will can be found.  Any person who can give any information as to the whereabouts of such will or what the deceased did with it or as to any subsequent will which the deceased may have made is requested to communicate with the undersigned. 

Blake, Lapthorn, Roberts & Rea, Solicitors.


Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 8 September 1936

To Let - Small unfurnished room, very moderate rent.  Write Mrs Warde, care of 10 Highbury Street

 

12 Highbury Street

1891 Census 

Unoccupied


1911 Census

Lydia Ann Wainwright : 74 yrs

William Leggett : 34 yrs


Harriett Boddy : 58 yrs

Harriett Constance : Sick Nurse : 33 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 30 March 1929

By order of the Executors of Mrs Augusta Bramble, deceased, on Tuesday, 9th April, 1929 at 6.30 pm, Penny & Clark, FAI have received instructions to sell by auction, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea,, the leasehold dwelling house, 10 & 12 Highbury Street, number 10 comprising two sitting rooms, four bedrooms, kitchen and scullery combined, outside wash-house and wc.  Number 12 having two reception rooms, seven bedrooms, two box rooms, kitchen and pantry, outside wash-house and coal cellar.Let to Mr A Tilley and Mr H J Golding at 8s 6d per week and £9 2 s per quarter respectively, tenants paying rates.


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 7 September 1940

Two Portsmouth twin sisters are 90 today, and despite bombs and sirens, are “looking on the bright side of things” - their recipe for long life.  They are Mrs Louisa Golding and Mrs Eliza Sullivan, who live together at 12 Highbury Street.

 

13 Highbury Street

Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 29 November 1895
For sale - cheap, 100 very heavy Government Flushing Overcoats, suitable watchmen, carmen, seamen, &c. - Barnes, 13 Highbury Street

 

14 Highbury Street

“Scotch Ale House”

Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 4 February 1879

Alarm of Fire - Yesterday afternoon information was received at the Portsmouth Police Station that a fire had broken out in the bar of the Scotch Ale House, Highbury Street, in the occupation Thomas Pegg.  The hose and reel were dispatched under the the charge of  the Chief Constable, (Mr J Jarvis) Police Sergeant Porter and Police Constables Wilder, Dibden and Heal to the scene of the fire, which, however, had previously been extinguished with a few buckets of water, and did but little damage.  The fire originated from the over-heating of a flue of a stove in the bar, and ignited the wooden case around it.



1891 Census

Henry Mauldin : Lance Corporal, Military Fort Police : 26 yrs

Emily : 22 yrs

Thomas Simpson : Soldier : 32 yrs

Catherine C : 25 yrs

Percival L Bryant : Soldier : 22 yrs

J E : 21 yrs

John Marsh : Soldier : 32 yrs

Jane : 29 yrs

Walter Moody : Soldier : 27 yrs

Annie : 26 yrs

Emily : 2 yrs

John Corbett : Soldier : 32 yrs

Rosa E : 21 yrs


“The Scotch Ale House”


Alfred Wraight : Licensed Victualler : 62 yrs

Mary A : 62 yrs

Ada : 19 yrs

Jessie : 17 yrs



1911 Census


James Hall : Coal Merchant’s Manager : 54 yrs

Anastasia : 49 yrs

Louis : Civil Engineering Pupil : 19 yrs

Charles : 13 yrs

Robert : 9 yrs

Martha Holroyd : General Servant : 25 yrs

 

16 Highbury Street

1891 Census

Robert Matthews : General Labourer : 47 yrs

Annie : 52 yrs

James Laisley : General Labourer : 28 yrs

Sabina : Charwoman : 34 yrs



1911 Census

Joseph Gardner : Beer Retailer : 61 yrs

1850 : 14 April Bapt’d at Soberton, Southampton.  Father John, Mother Harriett

1871 : Working Brewer 21 yrs living at 19 Wells Street Landport with Mary A 23 yrs

1881 : Brewery Labourer 31 yrs living at 33 Hyde Park Road with Mary A 333 yrs, Alfred G 11 yrs, John C 9 yrs, Arthur 5 yrs, Ellen 3 yrs Daisy 1 yr

1891 : Working Brewer 41 yrs, living at 15 Penny Street with Mary A 42 yrs, John 19 yrs, Arthur 15 yrs, Ellen 13 yrs, Daisy 11 yrs, Herbert 9 yrs, Rose 7 yrs

1901 :  51 yr old Brewer living at 8 Sandringham Road, Portsea with wife Mary A 53 yrs, Daisy 21 yrs, Rose 17 yrs

1913 : Died in Portsea aged 63 yrs

Rose : 27 yrs

James William Smith : Electric Lamp Trimmer, Corporation : 42 yrs

Daisy : 31 yrs

Joseph William : 8 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 21 November 1949

Indecent Behaviour - For behaving in an indecent manner in Norfolk Street, Southsea, on November 19, Bella Lawrence (33), married of 31 Hyde Street, Southsea, was fined £2.

Jointly charged with aiding and abetting in the offence, James Leslie Knighton (22) assistant storekeeper of 16 Highbury Street was also fined £2.

 

18 Highbury Street

1891 Census

William J Jordan  : Licensed Victualler : 53 yrs

1881 : Beer Retailer 43 yrs living at 38 Highbury Street

1901 : 63 yrs, living at 31 Lombard Street with wife Margaret R 54 yrs

Joseph F Swimburne : Petty Officer, RN : 41 yrs

Clara J : Housekeeper : 38 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 12 December 1895

Punch and Judy - Professor Carcass, the original performer, attends school treats and private parties.  Good dog Toby

Apply 18 Highbury Street



1911 Census


George Burn : Beer Retailer : 30 yrs

Alice : 30 yrs

Dorothy : 7 yrs

Marjorie : 2 yrs

 

20 Highbury Street

1891 Census

Jane Richards : Housekeeper : 51 yrs

Anne Oxford : Pawnbroker’s Assistant : 28 yrs

Nellie Hill : Pawnbroker’s Assistant : 20 yrs

Anne Healey : Pawnbroker’s Assistant : 17 yrs

Mary A Brown : General Servant : 16 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 15 March 1892

General Servant wanted - a strong, willing girl, about 18.

Apply Mrs Marchment, Butcher, Highbury Street



1911 Census


Richard Taylor : Pawnbroker : 64 yrs

1871 : 24 yr old Private Soldier at Anglesea Barracks Portsea.

1881 : Pawnbroker’s Assistant 34 yrs living at 4 King William Place with wife Wildred M 34 yrs, Arthur 10 yrs, Ernest 8 yrs, Mildred H 5 yrs, Eleanor 8 months.

1891 : Pawnbroker’s Manager 44 yrs, living at 48 St George’s Square Portsea with Mildred 43 yrs, Arthur 20 yrs, Ernest 17 yrs, Mildred 15 yrs, Eleanor 10 yrs, Edith 7 yrs, William 4 yrs

1901 : Pawnbroker 54 yrs living at 20 Highbury Street with wife Mildred M 53 yrs, Eleanor S 20 yrs, Edith M 17 yrs, William H 14 yrs, Frederick G 11 yrs

William Henry : Telephone Inspector, National : 24 yrs

Eleanor Sarah Rowland : 29 yrs

Sidney Frederick : Telephone Inspector, National : 30 yrs

Edgar Sidney : 5 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 1 June 1923

... Prominent Butcher, Mr H Marchmen, of 20 Highbury Street ...

 

21 Highbury Street

Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 15 December 1894
James Ryan, 28, was charged on remand at the Portsmouth Police Court, yesterday afternoon, with feloniously wounding Mary Ann Moss, with intent to kill, on the 29th ult..  Mr B Kent prosecuted.
Prosecutrix, a single woman, deposed that she had known the prisoner about ten months, and they had been living together up to September last at 21 Highbury Street.  Prisoner then went to Southampton with the intention of going to sea.  He cam back on the 28th November and they went out together, returning about eleven o’clock.  They had been drinking, and took a pint of whiskey home, after drinking which, they went to bed.  Next morning they had more drink together, and prisoner gave her £1 to get something for breakfast.  She was gone some time, and the prisoner came to meet her, and when they got indoors demanded the money back.  When she refused to give it to him he knocked her down and kicked her repeatedly.  She managed to get upi, and went upstairs, but the prisoner followed her and struck her several times over the head with a heavy iron shovel, which broke on her head, and he then knocked her down and kicked her severely about the body.  She struggled to her feet, opened the window and called for help.  Then she went downstairs, and the prisoner struck her in the face with handle of the shovel, cutting her lip through.  All her clothes were torn off in the struggle, which lasted nearly an hour.  If the Police had not come, she would have been killed.
Doctor Morley, Assistant House-Surgeon at the hospital, deposed that when admitted to that institution prosecutrix was in a dreadful state, the whole of her face being swollen and bruised, with cuts on the right cheek and chin, ans a cut right through the upper lip.  There was a severe scalp wound upwards of three inches long on the top of the head, besides six or seven smaller wounds ; three of he rribs on the left side were broken, and the whole of her back was bruised and swollen.  A fall of kicks would fracture the ribs, but the kicks must have been very violent.  Prosecutrix had been in bed ever since, and was by no means recovered yet.
It now being five o’clock, and, as there were five witnesses yet to call, the case was adjourned to Friday next.

 

24 Highbury Street

1911 Census

George Saunders : Greengrocer : 53 yrs

John : Assists in Business : 50 yrs

 

26 Highbury Street

1911 Census

Sarah Beech : Pork Butcher : 52 yrs

Thomas George : Assists in Business : 26 yrs

James : Butcher’s Assistant : 23 yrs

Daisy Beatrice B : 19 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News :Thursday 9 Novemebr 1916

Lost - English Bobtail Sheep Dog, female.  Reward. 26 Highbury Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 21 February 1924

Deaths : Beech - In loving memory of Jim, the dearly beloved son of Sarah and the late William Beech, of 26 Highbury Street, who passed peacefully away on Feb 18th, 1924, age 36.  Loved by all - Mother


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 22 May 1926

Wanted - Driver for hire car, Ford, single and smart in appearance; apply after 7pm.  Beech, Highbury Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 16 March 1931

Frank Jesse Marks, 26 Highbury Street, engine driver, was summoned at the Fareham Petty Sessions today before Mr W J Oliver (in the chair) and other Magistrates, for exceeding the speed limit of eight miles per hour with a heavy Foden wagon and trailor not fitted with pneumatic tyres.

P C’s Lockyer and Davis stated that the defendant’s speed on the Gosport road was 18 miles per hour, increasing to 21 miles per hour.  Defendant said he had no idea what his speed was and he did not endanger anything.  Supt Jones said that this was the first case under Section 10 of the new Road Traffic Act.

Defendant was fined 20s.

Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 24 March 1938

Mrs Marks of 26 Highbury Street, in reply to another of our readers, states that she has grown five blooms from one hyacinth bulb, and the plant stands 18 inches high

 

28 Highbury Street

1911 Census

Frederick Whymark : General Dealer : 42 yrs

1901: Bottle Merchant 33 yrs, living at 28 Highbury Street with wife Harriett 27 yrs

Harriett : 35 yrs

Beatrice : 3 yrs

 

30 Highbury Street

1911 Census

Charles Powell : Shop, Grocer, Keeper : 60 yrs

1881 : Grocer’s Assistant 30 yrs, living at 33 St Mary’s Street

1891 : Grocer 40 yrs living at 10 St Mary’s Street with wife Kate 29 yrs, Helen 14 yrs, Harold 6 yrs, Ernest 4 yrs, Henry 1 yr

1901 : Grocer / Shopkeeper  50 yrs, living at 30 Highbury Street with  wife Kate 39 yrs, Helen 24 yrs, Harold 16 yrs, Ernest 14 yrs, Henry 11 yrs, Frank 8 yrs, Alice 5 yrs, Victor 7 months

1937 : January, Died in Portsea aged 86 yrs

Kate Eliza  : 50 yrs

Charles Harold : Grocer’s Porter : 27 yrs

Frank A : Grocer’s Assistant : 18 yrs

Alice Maud : Grocer’s Assistant : 15 yrs

Victor A : 10 yrs

Arthur Stanley : 7 yrs

 

31 Highbury Street

1911 Census

George Henry Morgan : Naval Pensioner : 59 yrs

Charlotte Ann : 62 yrs

William : Quay Labourer : 41 yrs

 

32 Highbury Street

1911 Census

William Henry Middleton : Petty Officer 1st Class, RN : 37 yrs

Elizabeth : 53 yrs

Annie : 10 yrs

 

33 Highbury Street

1881 Census

Philip W Holland : Cork Cutter, unemployed : 40 yrs

1891 : Cork Cutter 49 yrs living at 64 hampshire Street Portsea withEliza 42 yrs, Arthur 14 yrs, Percy 11 yrs

1901 : 59 yrs, living at 64 Hampshire Street Portsea with wife Eliza 53 yrs and Percy G 21 yrs

Eliza : 32 yrs

Philip : 12 yrs

Francis E : 10 yrs

Arthur C : 4 yrs

Percy G : 1 yr


James Mitchell : Master Mariner : 51 yrs

Caroline : 52 yrs


James Woodgate : Brewer’s Labourer : 40 yrs

Eliza : 30 yrs

Alma A : 4 yrs

Thomas J : 3 yrs

Nelly : 1 month


William E Nicholson : Costermonger : 29 yrs

Sarah : 30 yrs

Rose Philips : 13 yrs


1911 Census


William A White : Porter : 35 yrs

Alfred Parsons : General Labourer : 30 yrs

Mrs A : 42 yrs

Alfred : 7 yrs

May Woods : Assists in the house : 19 yrs

 

34 Highbury Street

Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 6 April 1895

Death : On the 3rd inst., at 34 Highbury Street, Patty Brown Trueman, the loving wife of John J Trueman, and daughter of the late John Leggett.  Her end was peace.  Funeral on Monday, April 8th, at 2.30, at Highland raod cemetery



1911 Census

Caroline Curtis : Shop Keeper : 69 yrs

Tomas : Dock labourer : 31 yrs

Albert Victor : Labourer, Ice merchants : 28 yrs


William Pearson : Shoemaker : 60 yrs

Olive : 47 yrs


Alfred Sale : Window Cleaner : 34 yrs

Nellie : 32 yrs

Nellie : 7 yrs

Alfred : 5 yrs

Magie : 2 yrs


Mary Amelia Rowe : 70 yrs

 
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