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A lucy box in Westridge Road!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Local History, News

Didn’t realise there was a Lucy box in Westridge Road! SEE Southampton 5ig MtaarcShSfpcon uiaats Safo19rlr:0e3Sufdc  · A Lucy box spotted in Westridge Road today. These were part of the distribution system when Southampton Corporation owned...

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New blue plaque at 122 Avenue Road

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Local History, News

A new Bevois Mount plaque at 122 Avenue Road for Benjamin James Thomas, 1st class saloon steward on the Titanic, 1881-1937. Bevois Mount History Southampton The latest addition to the Bevois Mount plaques is at 122 Avenue Road. Thanks so much to...

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Anyone remember when the boating lake on The Common was used for model boats?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Local History, News

Southampton Commons & Parks Protection Society – Scapps ntSpontso7redfh  · Water is always an attraction. People sitting round the Boating Lake on The Common watching it refilling. It’s drained in Winter & refilled for Spring Anyone...

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A snippet of background history to Highfield Church

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local History

A snippet of background history to Highfield Church. SEE Southampton 9tSponscoremfdh  · Highfield Church was originally a Chapel of Ease for St Mary’s South Stoneham.

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Pointout Road, Bassett: then and now….

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local History

Then (1930s) and now… SEE Southampton 9tSponscoremfdh  · A very muddy Pointout Road in Bassett in the 1930s and today.

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The Belgian War Graves plot in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local History

Bevois Mount History Southampton 2t7mdSp ronFnegbrmumdisShanirye oSahhotae 18:rfed12d  · The monument at the Belgian War Graves plot in the Old Cemetery was created by Garrett and Haysom. The graves all date from WW1.

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Changing locations in Portswood

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Local History, News

Changing locations in Portswood! SEE Southampton YeustfteSraday SogadStp om0esr6nlc:sonod2rn6eted  · Did you know that the Mitre at Portswood was once known as the Belmont Hotel and that the police station was located on the site where...

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White & Co the removers, 69, The Avenue!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Local History

Once at 69 The Avenue! SEE Southampton YeustfteSraday SogadStp om0esr6nlc:sonod0rn1eted  · White & Co. the removers. An early advert.

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A collection of historical pictures of the Avenue

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Local History

A remarkable Avenue collection. SEE Southampton YeSstterodSgpaonrsyf ceidsaglgtd 06or:edeec0rl0h  · The Avenue. A selection.

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Brickworks of St Sidney Kimber and Highfield Farm

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Local History

The Brickworks of Sir Sidney Kimber (before 1914) is in the picture below, on the site of what was once part of Highfield Farm, and later became part of the University Site. SEE Southampton 23 h  · Would anyone like to have a stab at were these...

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