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The Atlantes figures outside the Hartley Institute, now outside the Hartley Library on the University Highfield Campus

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021 in Local History

The Hartley Institution – in Southampton High Street, predecessor to the University of Southampton, complete with its Atlantes figures in their original position. They are now outside the Hartley Library at the UOS Highfield Campus. SEE...

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Entrance to the Avenue around 1910…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Local History

Entrance to the Avenue in about 1910… SEE Southampton 3tSpomnshmaoored  · A coloured postcard showing the entrance to the Avenue in about 1910.

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Highfield Church Centre – 1910 and now…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Local History

Highfield Church Centre – 1910 and now… SEE Southampton 3tSpomnshmaoored  · The Church Institute in Highfield Lane in 1910 and today.

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A decidedly sparse and snowy Lovers’ Walk, around 1909

Posted by on Jan 7, 2021 in Local History

A decidedly sparse, and cold, Lovers’ Walk, around 1909! SEE Southampton StnYegcdSsspoteSrdansrgyo astl 07:recoedr3eud6s  · Lovers’ Walk in the snow.

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Does anyone remember Evelyn’s toy shop along Burgess Rd which closed around 1977?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2021 in Local History

Does anyone remember Evelyn’s toy shop along Burgess Road in Swaythling? Apparently it closed around 1977 or possibly earlier. SEE Southampton 4 h  · Do You Remember EVELYN’S TOY SHOP In Burgess Road, Swaythling? The doctors surgery was...

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Tram in 1920s along the Avenue – that’s a good view!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2021 in Local History

Tram in 1920s along the Avenue – that’s a good view. Bevois Mount History Southampton YestitteurdtSsSSpdaoomym naett so1m0etfred:fu3a0  · A later tram (1920s) picking up from the Westwood Road stop in the...

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The island in the Ornamental Lake on the Common 1979

Posted by on Jan 3, 2021 in Local History

From 1979… Bevois Mount History Southampton t3gSpohnosoreSd  · The island in the Ornamental Lake on the Common in 1979.

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More on Colleys Supper Rooms!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2021 in Local History

More on Colleys Supper Rooms! SEE Southampton 1 tSJtagnpullsdaryohuugnsougs mat fuS18re:d5h0t  · Further to an earlier post, Colley’s Supper Rooms were opened in 1974 at 51, High Road, Swaythling. It expanded to outlets in Bristol, Reading and...

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Who remembers Colleys Supper Rooms in Swaythling? Fantastic meals and difficult to get a booking!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2021 in Local History, News

Who remembers Colleys Supper Rooms in Swaythling? Fantastic meals and difficult to get a booking! SEE Southampton 1 tsSrnpJfoamnnuharsy alohrhts h1ghl6t:eog3lde4n  · COLLEYS SUPPER ROOMS, SWAYTHLING For many years the restaurant was booked for...

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Happy New Year 2021 from HRA!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Events, Local History, News

Happy New Year 2021 everyone, from us all at Highfield Residents’ Association! Keep hopeful and in good health.

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