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Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

Welcome to this week’s COVID-19 update for Southampton This week we answer a few of your most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in Southampton, from the new tiered system of restrictions introduced by Government to alternatives to...

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NEWSFLASH! Please remember to renew your annual membership of HRA!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Events, Local History, News

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On this day in 2017, Francis Benali opened the Common Play Park

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Local History, News

Remembering this. We were there! Bevois Mount History Southampton t1Sapuon7sohsrted  · On this day in 2017 Francis Benaly opened the Common Play Park. #francesbenali

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The Southampton Cemetery Act passed in 1843, enabled the Corporation to establish one of England’s first municipally owned cemeteries – now Southampton Old Cemetery on the Common

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020 in Local History

By 1833, the population of Southampton had reached approximately 29,000 and burial spaces were a major problem. The Southampton Cemetery Act was passed in 1843, enabling the Corporation to establish one of England’s first municipally owned...

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The existing Hartley Library. One of the original University of Southampton buildings

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Local History, News

The existing Hartley Library. One of the original University of Southampton buildings. SEE Southampton i1t9n OctSlnpotnobselr auuarSecot omrre06:se51adi  · An interesting photograph of the original University of Southampton...

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The tearoom inside the Cowherds; many decades ago!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Local History, News

Definitely a few decades ago! Bevois Mount History Southampton 2i9t ntSiScepstmpteonlsnmuberr ooafrrt emi16mS:2hid8ee  · The tea room inside the Cowherds.

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John Nettles – one of the well-known people who attended the University of Southampton

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Local History, News

One of the well known people who attended the University of Southampton! BBC Archive YidefrigsttrSerdayponseiordg Sfatm g09se:fd30mds   · #OnThisDay 1981 : The first episode of Bergerac aired. John Nettles played the eponymous Jim...

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The Hartley Institute, which became the University of Southampton, was declared open 158 years ago tomorrow

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Local History, News

158 years tomorrow, The Hartley Institute, which eventually became the University of Southampton, was declared open. SEE Southampton 20htSeSnpnonsotred   · Instagram  · The Hartley Institution in the High Street– the predecessor of the University...

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The WW1 troop area on Southampton Common

Posted by on Oct 11, 2020 in Local History

The WW1 troop area on Southampton Common. SEE Southampton tSpu5onsohgrned   · Southampton Common showing WW1 troop area.

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Another era – old photo of University of Southampton

Posted by on Oct 8, 2020 in Local History

Another era! SEE Southampton YtSiesigpottsnersalsofhdacy eomardt 05:mfided4g9   · I love this photograph as it is so reminiscent of former times. I am not sure what year but going by the scorched grass it must have been a hot summer. The skyline of...

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