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Continuing ‘Streetwatch’, a history of Southampton roads. This includes Wessex and Connaught Halls of Residence

Continuing ‘Streetwatch’, a history of Southampton roads. This includes Wessex and Connaught Halls of Residence. SEE Southampton 19 June  · Streetwatch I’m looking at an area east of Thomas Lewis Way, west of Monks Brook, and south down to Woodmill. MONKSBROOK: Wikipedia says: “Monks Brook was documented in a charter in 932, in which King Athelstan granted the estate of North...
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‘Thankful Joy’, buried in Southampton Old Cemetery, was Landlord of 3 pubs, two of which are still with us today: The Cowherds and The Bellemoor

‘Thankful Joy’ , buried in Southampton Old Cemetery, was Landlord of 3 pubs, two of which are still in use today: The Cowherds and The Bellemoor. The Railwary Tavern was destroyed in WW2. Bevois Mount History Southampton 3 d  · Thankful Joy (son of Thankful Joy) is buried in the Old Cemetery. He was landlord of three pubs – The Bellemoor, The Cowherds and The Railway Tavern. Of...
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The Artist-Blacksmith who created the gates at the entrance to The Hawthorns and the hidden animals and plants

These forged steel gates at the entrance to the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre, hide images of plants and animals. Created by Artist-Blacksmith Avril Wilson in 1995 and 2004, she was the first woman to be awarded a bronze medal by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, in recognition of her contribution to architectural metal work. Southampton City Art Gallery 23 August  · Continuing our...
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Some interesting background to the old Wesleyan Chapel (now Gurdwara) there

Some interesting background to the old Wesleyan Chapel (now Gurdwara) there. Bevois Mount History Southampton 1 d  · On this day in 1897, the teacher in charge of the Peterborough Rd School recorded in the school log, ‘Only a third of scholars attended today owing to a carnival in the town’. The school originated as an overflow from Bevois Town School and was located at the back of...
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Killed by lightning at just 18 years of age on The Common in 1955….

Killed by lightning at just 18 years of age on The Common in 1955… SEE Southampton 1 d  · 18 year old Douglas was killed by lightning on the Common in July 1955.
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Buried in Southampton Old Cemetery..

Buried in Southampton Old Cemetery, Percival James Ellaway who met his death on hospital ship Essequibo at just 17 years of age, in 1917. SEE Southampton 1 d  · In the Old Cemetery on the Common. Percival James Ellaway met his death on the Hospital Ship Essequibo aged just 17. The Essequibo River is near present day Venezuela and Guyana. There was a former British colony in the region. Built for...
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Interesting historical background to the Ornamental Lake on The Common, created towards the end of the 19th Centr

Interesting historial background to the Ornamental Lake on The Common, which was created towards the end of the 19th Century. SEE Southampton 1 d  · The Ornamental Lake on the Common.
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Views of past and present of the University College at Highfield, now University of Southampton

Views of past and present of the University College at Highfield, now University of Southampton. SEE Southampton 2 d  · The University College at Highfield and the same view today.
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