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Southern Counties Dairies on the corner of Portswood Road and Highfield Lane

Spot the signage! Courtesy of: SEE Southampton Southern Counties Dairies on the Corner of Portswood Road and Highfield Lane. The signage is still on the building.
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The New Inn, Portswood Road – a historical journey

The New Inn – Portswood Road. Williams Burns, from Southampton Sotonians and Friends, takes a historical journey. Courtesy of: William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends Southampton Pubs and their Landlords The New Inn – Portswood Road The first image is of ‘The Newlands’ public house at 597 Portswood Road, a pub that myself and younger brother visited on our Friday...
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1900s Fairground family waiting to go on to Southampton Common

With the Southampton Fair on The Common, here is a picture of members of the ‘Matthews’ fairground family, in the early 1900s, waiting to go on to Southampton Common. Picture by Joyce Crutcher, courtesy of William Burns from Southampton Sotonians and Friends. Courtesy of: William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends As we near the traditional time of a fair on the common we share...
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Art with a Portswood connection

Courtesy of William Burns, Southampton Sotonians and Frends: George Washington Sandell (1852 to 1945), who painted this picture entitled ‘SS Titanic’, held by Southampton City Museum, lived with his wife and children at various locations around the town and from at least 1901 to 1920, George was living at number 63 Portswood Road (a house called ‘Highclere’) sitting on...
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How areas of Southampton got their names

Courtesy of the Daily Echo: How areas of Southampton got their names: https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/…/20051186.areas…/ Look for Hampton Park! dailyecho.co.uk https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/20051186.areas-southampton-got-names/?fbclid=IwAR3rSkzHsESrOICeRmFRMHsjA4jJ8U9cYD7C_SZbPeJpxvrXaSLuquErvxg How did the area you live in get its name? Jack Wilson Takes another look at areas of...
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Highfield Church in 1876; a recently discovered picture!

Courtesy of Ashton Rayner from Southampton Heritage Photos: Ashton RaynerSouthampton Heritage Photos NEW PHOTO! this is a NEVER SEEN BEFORE recently discovered picture showing Highfield Church in 1876 with coach & horses, long before cars    
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Looking south along Portswood Road (towards Portswood) around 1918

Courtesy of William Burns from Southampton Sotonians and Friends: A while back, we had a view looking north along Portswood Road, around 1917. This time, we are looking south along Portswood Road (towards Portswood) around 1918. Quite a story. William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends   Portswood Road Good folk in Portswood Road This view is looking south along Portswood Road around 1918...
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Portswood Road (looking North) at c1917 – an in-depth historical account

This is an excellent historical account of Portswood Road (looking north) at c1917, courtesy of William Burns of Southampton Sotonians and Friends. William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends Portswood Road c1917 looking North The fighting men of Portswood Road. In this view a man with a empty handcart is about to leave the southern end of Portswood Road and head down Bevois Hill, a steep...
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