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There is a Lucy box along the Avenue, near the Cowherds. What are they?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020 in Local History, News

There is a Lucy box along the Avenue, near to the Cowherds. This is a cast iron box, decorated with the city’s coat of arms. They are found on pavements throughout the city. These boxes were originally used in connection with the tram network...

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Feeding the ducks on the Boating Lake on The Common many years ago!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2020 in Local History

Long gone.. Bevois Mount History Southampton YetsoStSemperodttaay nuSfsdadstolr 13e:1s7Sddhu  · Feeding the ducks on the Boating Lake on the Common.

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The 27 acres of Southampton Old Cemetery remain open throughout the pandemic. See the beautiful Christmas decorations!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Local History, News

The 27 acres of Southampton Old Cemetery on The Common remain open through the pandemic! Visit and see the Christmas decorations beautifully hung from the trees and bushes! Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery...

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The grave of William Spranger in Southampton Old Cemetery, credited with restoring Tudor House

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Local History, News

This is the grave in Southampton Old Cemetery of William Spranger – a philanthropist, best remembered for restoring the Tudor House, which became the town’s first museum in 1912. Bevois Mount History Southampton 1octtSp7onsorneehd  ·...

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This postcard, from between 1902 and 1914, links Bevois Mount House with Hartley University College, predecessor to the University of Southampton

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Local History, News

This postcard, dating from between 1902 and 1914, from Southampton archives, links Bevois Mount House and Hartley University College – predecessor to the University of Southampton. It shows Bevois Mount House as a hall of residence for women...

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Portswood Road, August 1964!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2020 in Local History, News

Portswood Road, August 1964! dailyecho.co.uk https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18925203.southampton-picture-taken/?fbclid=IwAR2edlmm3aQBqlY7zee6YerMJaz5KzG8VboU8gMVGHI14KpnDEXObBLaRKk Portswood Road, August 1964! Can you guess where in Southampton...

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The trees along The Avenue were so much smaller and more sparse a 100 years’ ago!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Local History, News

The trees were so much smaller and more sparse 100 years’ ago! Bevois Mount History Southampton etS3phonsornedu  · An open-topped tram on the Avenue captured by F G O Stuart 100 years ago.

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Summer seems a long way off and this picture of the paddling pool on the Common is nearly half a century away!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Local History, News

Summer seems a long way off, and this nearly half a century away! Bevois Mount History Southampton 1r6tSpomdnsodrhed  · A sunny picture on a freezing cold day; the paddling pool on the Common in the 1970s.

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Anyone know where this clock at Southampton golf course was previously located?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Local History, News

Anyone know? SEE Southampton YtesSgttmeridaypoodnlglus oanot 20rc:rtedoh4d2f  · Do you know where the clock above the clubhouse at Southampton Golf Course was previously located?

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Troop manoeuvres on The Common in 1904

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Local History

Troop manoeuvres on The Common in 1904. Bevois Mount History Southampton 2cSfmetSed9 pNooncsvenmobsenorr lhatenoae domn16l:15  · Troop manoeuvres on the Common always provided a spectacle for the townspeople. This photo is from...

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