From Punch and Judy to Haute Cuisine by Michael Flagg
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Some Past Scenes from 

The Portsmouth Year's


Official opening of the Portsmouth Hotel and
Catering Department by HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh in October 1952

At a college dinner in the 1960's
(left Mrs. Bridie Simms the Principal
Mr S. B.W. Leathlean and  Arthur Simms)


Arthur with the biographer toasting
sponsored champagne for the reunion
of April 25th 1996 to celebrate his 80th Birthday at the Guildhall Portsmouth

Golden Anniversary speech at the Guildhall
Portsmouth in October 2002 with his former
secretary Sandra Pearce on his left