Goldsmith Avenue


Will be busy tomorrow afternoon but here it was around 1970 when the fans of soul and ska took refuge in the Marina after the Birdcage closed. The first photo was sent from Chris Fosbrooke (left) who these days plays harmonica with the Southsea Skiffle Orchestra. On the right is Charlie Bish, who I understand is a mate of Pete Cross

Chris F & Charlie Bish

And here are Colin Webb & Steve Prior – lovely wallpaper

Colin Webb, Steve Prior

We’ve not finished with the Marina yet; more tomorrow.


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

2 thoughts on “Goldsmith Avenue

  1. I remember Charlie Bish – from St Nick’s Youth Club in Copnor. He had a pair of
    two-tone brogues (cherry red/apple green). I liked the shoes. But what I really admired was the courage of going around in them in Copnor/North End/Buckland.

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