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Children at a military camp on The Common

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

Around the 1900s? Bevois Mount History Southampton Yesterday at 09:33 · These children were finding a military camp on their Common a bit of a novelty.

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The first buildings on the Highfield Campus!

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

The first buildings on the Highfield Campus! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 09:23 · The beginnings of the @unisouthampton on Highfield Campus. This postcard shows the first buildings on the Campus acquired by the University early in the 20th century....

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The entrance to Southampton Zoo!

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

Wow – never seen this photo before! Bevois Mount History Southampton 11 hrs · The entrance to the old zoo. Yes, definitely a bit strange….

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Tram going down the Avenue

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

Yes, definitely a bit strange…. SEE Southampton 16 hrs · This picture of a tram in the Avenue always puzzles me. Why are the people walking alongside it rather than on it or are they getting on or off the tram?

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A veritable tram ticket!

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Local History, News

Portswood Junction, Winn Road, Highfield Road, Bassett, Swaything – all there. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 09:21 · A Southampton Corporation Tramways ticket.

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More on Southampton trams

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Local History, News

More on Southampton’s trams. Bevois Mount History Southampton 5 hrs · Tram tracks being laid at Stag Gates.

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A family at the end of Lovers’ Walk – c1900

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

Lovers’ Walk – circa 1900. Keith Willsher Southampton history photos 29 April at 14:11 · A family at the end of lovers walk c1900

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1966 – The Queen at the University of Southampton

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

1966 – the world has changed beyond belief since then. SEE Southampton 29 April at 19:55 · The Queen at the University of Southampton in 1966.

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An evolution in buses going past the old Lloyds Bank building, Portswood

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

An evolution in buses. What bus company is serving this route today? SEE Southampton 30 April at 13:21 · Corner of Highfield Lane and Portswood Road

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A very distinctive pink parasol – in front of the Cowherds!

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

Yes, a very distinctive pink parasol indeed! Bevois Mount History Southampton Yesterday at 10:35 · Lovely pink parasol in this summery picture of the Cowherds.

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