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Sir Sidney Kimber, who helped shape modern day Southampton, was born in Highfield on 5 November 1873.

Sir Sidney Kimber was born on 5 November 1873, in Highfield. He was Mayor of Southampton from 1918 to 1920 and then made an Alderman. He helped shape modern day Southampton. He was the driving force behind the Civic Centre and also established Southampton Municipal Golf Course – hailed as the best in England. After his marriage, he lived at Oakdene, at the corner of Welbeck Avenue and...
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Fair on The Common – 1910

Lots of activity! SEE Southampton fS2 NdtSpmolfatovnemsboroseSer adit 0e4mo:c4merc1  · Fair on the Common in 1910.
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The Avenue in 1974 with a wonky speed limit sign!

The Avenue in 1974 with a wonky speed limit sign! Bevois Mount History Southampton ts1d nNSovpieeonctgmsiobSenari atc 1rreo6ed:tt4m1  · The Avenue in 1974. Students (?) with long hair in bell bottoms …… memories …… and a wonky speed limit sign.
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On this day in 2017, Francis Benali opened the Common Play Park

Remembering this. We were there! Bevois Mount History Southampton t1Sapuon7sohsrted  · On this day in 2017 Francis Benaly opened the Common Play Park. #francesbenali
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The Southampton Cemetery Act passed in 1843, enabled the Corporation to establish one of England’s first municipally owned cemeteries – now Southampton Old Cemetery on the Common

By 1833, the population of Southampton had reached approximately 29,000 and burial spaces were a major problem. The Southampton Cemetery Act was passed in 1843, enabling the Corporation to establish one of England’s first municipally owned cemeteries (now Southampton Old Cemetery on the Common). By 1846, a large part of the landscaping had been completed and the first burial took place on...
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The existing Hartley Library. One of the original University of Southampton buildings

The existing Hartley Library. One of the original University of Southampton buildings. SEE Southampton i1t9n OctSlnpotnobselr auuarSecot omrre06:se51adi  · An interesting photograph of the original University of Southampton buildings.
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The tea-room inside the Cowherds; many decades ago!

Definitely a few decades ago! Bevois Mount History Southampton 2i9t ntSiScepstmpteonlsnmuberr ooafrrt emi16mS:2hid8ee  · The tea room inside the Cowherds.
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John Nettles – one of the well-known people who attended the University of Southampton

One of the well known people who attended the University of Southampton! BBC Archive YidefrigsttrSerdayponseiordg Sfatm g09se:fd30mds   · #OnThisDay 1981 : The first episode of Bergerac aired. John Nettles played the eponymous Jim Bergerac.
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