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Lovers’ Walk – a picture postcard

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Local History

Another view of Lovers’ Walk. SEE Southampton 10 hrs  · A very good colour postcard of Lovers’ Walk on the Common.

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An early image of St Denys Station

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Local History

Looks a bit grim. SEE Southampton 10 hrs  · An early image of St Denys Station.

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A flight over The Common in August 1912!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Local History

A flight over The Common in August 1912! Southampton Common Forum 11 June at 21:39  · Found this postcard of the pioneer French aviator Monsieur Henri Salmet flying his Bleriot monoplane over Southampton Common in August 1912. Bleriot himself made...

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The Cowherds through different decades

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Local History

Going from 1850s to 1950s. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 16:34  · THE COWHERDS IN DIFFERENT DECADES If you lived in The Town and owned a cow you could pay The Cowherd to take her to The Common to graze. He would collect the animals from outside The...

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Bevois Valley around 1910

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History

The incline is there but the rest is barely recognizable… SEE Southampton 20 hrs  · Bevois valley around 1910.

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The original artesian well sign on The Common has been made visible

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History, News

The original artesian well sign on The Common. SEE Southampton 16 hrs  · The original artesian well sign on the Common has been made visible. It is next to the 1992 version.

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Slavery and Southampton, with our local area included

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History, News

This makes for very chilling reading: the slave owners who were resident in Southampton, where they lived in the city and how many slaves they owned. SEE Southampton 18 hrs  · SLAVERY AND SOUTHAMPTON As The British Empire expanded and people bought...

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Where The Stile pub used to be, on the corner of University Road and Burgess Road

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History, News

Where The Stile pub used to be, on the corner of University Road and Burgess Road! SEE Southampton 20 hrs  · When they demolished this pub in University Road I wondered what building would be in its place. Walking by yesterday I noticed that it has...

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Why the University of Southampton’s Hartley Library was originally called the Edward Turner Sims Library

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History

Why the University of Southampton’s Hartley Library was originally called the Edward Turner Sims Library. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 07:39  · Did you know that the University library was named the Edward Turner Sims Library when it was...

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The spring in Hill Lane!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in Local History

The spring in Hill Lane! SEE Southampton 20 hrs  · Here we are inside and outside. Two Victorian views of the spring in Hill Lane that supplied water to the medieval town of Southampton.

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