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Known as Southampton’s Dick Whittington, Richard Andrews (1798-1859) and his wife are buried in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on Nov 18, 2020 in Local History

Known as Southampton’s Dick Whittington, Richard Andrews (1798-1859), and his wife are buried in the Old Cemetery. Their grave is surmounted by a plain column. There is also a statue of him in East Park. Bevois Mount History Southampton...

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Stag Gates, down the Avenue, were demolished around 1919 because of congestion

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Local History

Stag Gates, down the Avenue, were demolished around 1919 because of congestion. Bevois Mount History Southampton 14 tNoveminfbceicr raSatuSpdi coi1n2:tlsdohaumred16t  · In November 1912 the Borough Council decided that the congestion at Stag Gates...

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The remains of the 12th century St Denys Priory, an arch in a garden in Priory Road

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Local History, News

The remains of the 12th century St Denys Priory, an arch in a garden in Priory Road. youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mygOrucU9F8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0wimijalFVJdTNIidR7el2Qk6jQ7J2pw3omo6QYU3ViyjImnazw27hV4E St Denys Priory...

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A tree in Southampton Old Cemetery with a very unusual root structure

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

Highfield Residents’ Association Published by Nadine Johnson   · tSpgong4sSorhed  · What amazing roots on this tree in Southampton Old Cemetery! Bevois Mount History Southampton tSpgong5sSorhed  · A tree in the old Cemetery with an unusual...

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Some interesting information about Southampton Common

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

Southampton Common is the largest of Southampton’s open spaces at 365 acres, with the first written record dating back to 1228 although it is possible that the area’s status as a common, dates back to the town of Hamwic around 500AD. More...

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Any idea where this is in Portswood?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Local History, News

Any idea where this is in Portswood? Could it be Grosvenor Road? SEE Southampton 1t0cr SgNgovetmSsmcpsbonSssnosrner aeet etS20id:40o  · Just walking along the streets in Southampton it is quite interesting to see the wide range of architectural...

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Highfield Church (or Christ Church Portswood) in 1900

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Local History

Highfield Church (or Christ Church Portswood) in 1900 when Portswood was a village! Built in 1846/47 and consecrated in 1847. The architect, Joshua Brandon, died before the Church was completed, and is buried in the churchyard. More below. SEE...

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Dead from torpedoed HMHS Asturias in WW1 buried in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in Local History

HMHS Asturias was a hospital ship in WW1. She was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1917 and 35 people died; most of them buried in Southampton Old Cemetery. Bevois Mount History Southampton tSSp8 SohNovemnbesrn scait 0l9dmo:gr0edcoiglhto7m  · HMHS...

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1968 along The Avenue

Posted by on Nov 7, 2020 in Local History

Very much a 60s photo! Bevois Mount History Southampton matnelSp5 oNovrembnsneroa rrealmt 1n2:fatier3dgS9  · From the 1968 Southampton handbook.

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The old Southern Counties’ Dairies Co Ltd sign in Portswood!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Local History, News

The old Southern Counties’ Dairies Co Ltd sign in Portswood! SEE Southampton mtS5ponfsfsor2med  · The Southern Counties’ Dairies Co Ltd

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