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Given that Portsmouth: Then and Now is nearly thirty years old, the "now" images (mainly from the mid to late 80s) are more like a second stage of "then"s but that doesn't really diminish its value if you already know what many of these places look like - as I'd imagine most people interested in this book would. I found it interesting seeing the sea front packed with people in Edwardian clothing and the streets occupied by carriages. It's amazing - and sometimes sad - how much things have change ...more