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The Southampton Show in 1975 on Southampton Common! Courtesy of Bevois Mount History.

Bevois Mount History Southampton i1s7t SeSppgtemonbenfrrln satur 1r3:adu15  · I recently came across these photos which were taken on the Common as part of the Southampton Show in 1975. They were part of an exhibition of 60 years of feminine art and progress at Tate Britain. The photos show scantily dressesd girls pretending to be horses doing dressage. Can anybody suggest what point they were...
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Whose Coronation is Coronation Ave on The Common named after?

Anyone know? SEE Southampton Coronation Avenue on the Common but whose Coronation?
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A new stone dedicated to the many souls in Southampton Old Cemetery who sadly have no grave markers…..

Bevois Mount History Southampton A new stone at Southampton Old Cemetery and a lovely gesture by an anonymous member of the Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery.
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Some history of Taunton’s College, now the site of The University of Southampton’s Avenue Campus

Here is some interesting background and photos about Taunton’s School courtesy of Brian Veck, Southampton History Photos. In 1969, Taunton’s College became a Sixth Form College for boys called Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. It started admitting girls in 1978. In 1989, it merged with Hill College and chose to refurbish and occupy the Hill Lane site. In 1993, the University bought...
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In 1927 the historic Cowherds Inn was owned and run by the ‘People’s Refreshment House Association Ltd (PRHA)

“In 1927 the historic Cowherds Inn was owned and run by the ‘People’s Refreshment House Association ltd’ (PRHA)” Get to know more about the historic Cowherds Inn in the 1900s from William Burns of Southampton Sotonians and Friends William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends The Cowherds c1927 “it didn’t catch on” What better, than on a lovely...
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Historical background to Castle Lodge, 324 Portswood Road

Some interesting background to Castle Lodge, 324 Portswood Road, from Bevois Mount History. The Lodge is all that remains from Portswood House which was demolished in 1852. Keith WillsherBevois Mount History Southampton Castle Lodge, 324 portswood road is all that remains from portswood house being demolished in 1852 Portswood House c1800 Built by Giles Stibbert, a retired General in the East...
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St Agnes Church which once sat in Portswood Road, by William Burns

This is another fascinating, in-depth historical account by William Burns of Southampton Sotonians and Friends, about St Agnes Church which once sat in Portswood Road. William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends St Agnes Church – Portswood Road, and its first Vicar The “Sanctuary” in Portswood Road Once again in my neck of the woods I find another topic that little has been...
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The history of Highfield Mansions, which later became Highfield Hall

Highfield Mansions, which later became Highfield Hall in 1914 as a part Hall of Residence of University College Information provided courtesy of William Burns through the Southampton Sotonians and Friends (SS&F) Facebook Group: This view from the SS&F archives, dating to around 1902-1907, is of the Westside (front) of what were called Highfield Mansions. The house and its occupants...
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