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Some very interesting local history here about Saltmead. The salt meads were a series of meadows in 17th century Portswood, situated along the Itchen shore.

Courtesy of Southampton Hidden History. Southampton Hidden History SALTMEAD, Portswood. The Salt Meads were a series of meadows in 17th-century Portswood, situated along the Itchen Shore. Lower Salt Mead was in the vicinity of modern-day Aberdeen Road; Middle Salt Mead was in the vicinity of modern-day Kent Road; Upper Salt Mead was near the modern-day Belgrave Road area. Pete Cottrell says “The...
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‘A walk up the Avenue: Southampton’s Ornament’ by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes

This is a fascinating book focusing on the wealth of rich history that forms The Avenue, this huge artery that meanders into town from Chilworth roundabout and forms one of the most attractive approaches to our City. The story starts in reverse at the top of London Road with what is still known as the Ordnance Survey, although it is now the site of Southampton Crown Court. The walk takes in...
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Very old Highfield/Portswood map

A very old map of Highfield/Portswood. The person who passed it on thinks it dates from around the 1850s. A clue might be that West Station (now Central) is shown which may help with dating it? One helpful comment on the above from Facebook: In 1847 engine sheds and a turntable were built adjacent to the Terminus Station and not yet shown on this map.There is a level crossing shown where Bridge...
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Winter scenes from Southampton Memories: People and Places, including a very wintry Furzedown Road.

Southampton Memories: People and Places Two winter scenes for you this morning, Willsteed post-cards showing The Cowherds snd Furzedown Road in Highfield.
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‘A walk up the Avenue’ written by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes of Bevois Mount History

This book – ‘A walk up the Avenue: Southampton’s Ornament’ has been written by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes from Bevois Mount History. You can message them if you would like a copy; they are happy to deliver within the City. It looks beautifully written and illustrated. A Christmas present perhaps? Bevois Mount History Southampton Just wanted to say a great big thank you...
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If you were a pupil or a member of staff of Southampton Grammar School for Girls; The Southampton College for Girls; or Hill College Southampton – there will be a Grand Reunion for all on October 1st 2022 at Richard Taunton V1th form College, Hill Lane.

Courttesy of SEE Southampton: See more below! Elly BabbedgeSEE Southampton   Calling all former staff and students! Were you a pupil or a member of staff at Southampton Grammar School for Girls? The Southampton College for Girls or Hill College, Southampton? There will be a Grand Reunion for all on October 1st 2022 at Richard Taunton V1th form College, Hill Lane to reminisce and to launch a new...
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The only headstone in Southampton old cemetery which contains bricks, courtesy of SEE Southampton

Very apt! SEE Southampton The only headstone in the old cemetery which contains bricks so you will not be surprised to learn that the person whose life it recalls was involved in the brick trade.
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