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The Brutalist design University Faraday Tower on a 5p stamp in 1971!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Local History

SEE Southampton tSpo2gahnseored  · Did you know? In 1971 the University of Southampton was on the 5p stamp. The Brutalist design Faraday Tower is featured.

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The grave, in the Old Cemetery, of Lt. Col. Sir Henry James, Director General of the Ordnance Survey.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Local History

Courtesy of Bevois Mount History Bevois Mount History Southampton tSph2onso1harcehd  · The grave, in the Old Cemetery, of Lt. Col. Sir Henry James, Director General of the Ordnance Survey. The house where he lived in the Avenue is still referred to...

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1889. Old Portswood Road courtesy of SEE Southampton.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Local History

 A far cry from today! SEE Southampton t8nSponsorhamed  · 1889. Old Portswood Road. An idyllic scene by J. Arnold. Copyright 2003 Southampton City Art Gallery.  

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Sitting in the middle of the Avenue in 1883!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in Local History

Published in The Graphic in 1883. Sitting in the middle of The Avenue is certainly in a bygone age! Bevois Mount History Southampton htsYSpeonstermdfayhon fagfSthts o1sreh0ad:35fnt  · A romantic and gentrified view of the Avenue published in The...

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How Southampton Old Cemetery came into being…

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in Local History

How Southampton Old Cemetery came into being. Courtesy of SEE Southampton: By 1833, the number of people working in agriculture was falling and numbers moving to towns was increasing, Southampton’s population had reached approximately 29000,...

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A interesting piece of social history in photos courtesy of Keith WIllsher

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Local History

The Dymott family at 13 Osborne Road, Portswood, c1910. Interesting family photo posted by Keith Willsher in Southampton History Photos Keith Willsher Southampton history photos tfS17phmornsoreld  · Nice piece of social history, this is the Dymott...

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The Cutthorn, near the mid points of the north side of the Common

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Local History, News

Courtesy of SEE Southampton/Southampton City Council. SEE Southampton teS7ponsonmrhed  · 1900 The Cutthorn. “Situated near the mid point of the north side of the Common, on the Town’s traditional boundary. It is a rectangular mound with...

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Rag week for students in the 1950s, lying down!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Local History, News

This 1950s photo shows students from University College Southampton with a novel approach to collecting for Rag day – lying down! Courtesy of the University of Southampton/SEE Southampton Southampton Stories...

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Plaque and tree dedicated to Jack Mason at Southampton Municipal Golf Course

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Local History

Dedicated to Jack Mason, golf professional for 40 years at the Municipal Golf course off the Avenue. Courtesy of SEE Southampton. SEE Southampton 1t7 MaSrsrncaha aelSpontd sg1n5eo:orttgr1u1led  · Plaque and tree dedicated to Jack Mason. He was the...

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Bevois Mount History photo of The Common paddling pool, late 1940s

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Local History

Once lockdown is lifted……..! Bevois Mount History Southampton YelstreltiridSapey onasft ahic0sc8:trsoi0rS5edo  · On the Common, looking towards the paddling pool in the late 1940s

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