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An early photo of Hampton Park between Portswood and Swaythling

An early photograph of Hampton Park between Portswood and Swaythling, near the bottom of Bowden Lane. SEE Southampton 1 d  · An early photograph of Hampton Park between Portswood and Swaythling near the bottom of Bowden Lane. You can see the tin tabernacle that preceded St Alban’s Church and is the site today of the Polish Club. The nearest row of shops on the right is today the presbytery...
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An early photo of Hampton Park

An early photograph of Hampton Park between Portswood and Swaythling, near the bottom of Bowden Lane. SEE Southampton 6 h  · An early photograph of Hampton Park between Portswood and Swaythling near the bottom of Bowden Lane. You can see the tin tabernacle that preceded St Alban’s Church and is the site today of the Polish Club. The nearest row of shops on the right is today the presbytery...
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More background and photos of Bealings Nursery in Bassett which supplied the liners sailing from Southampton with potted plants and flowers. The ships had a gardener who was responsible for watering and looking after the plants!

Southampton Stories 4 d  · This week we are looking at Bealings nursery in Bassett, which supplied cut flowers and potted plants to several ocean liners every week during the summer from the 1890s till the 1960s. The plants would be packed and transported by the nursery staff, who would also carry the crates onboard and distribute the plants throughout the ship under the direction of Mr...
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Bealings Nursery in Bassett which supplied flowers and potted plants to the liners that sailed from Southampton, including the Titanic…..

Southampton Stories 3 d  · Over the last few days we have been sharing stories from our collections about Bealings nursery in Basset, which supplied flowers and potted plants to the liners that sailed from #Southampton. White Star Line and Cunard were among the shipping lines that Bealings supplied and the company decorated both Titanic and her sister ship Olympic.
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Going down The Avenue towards the city.

Bevois Mount History Southampton 3 d  · Colourful view of the Avenue with the Common to the right.
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The thatched cottage on the Westwood House Estate

This thatched cottage – built before 1845, which was part of the Westwood House Estate, could now be where 16 Gordon Avenue is.SEE SouthamptonHistorical tour agency SEE Southampton 10 h  · Thatched Cottage between Gordon Avenue and Westwood Road,1941.Situated on the east side of the lane running between Westwood Road and Gordon Avenue, this cottage was originally part of the Westwood...
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Portswood House, built in 1776 and demolished in 1852

Portswood House was built in 1776 overlooking the River Itchen, and was demolished in 1852 to make way for several smaller houses.SEE SouthamptonHistorical tour agency SEE Southampton 10 h  · 1800. Portswood House.Portswood House was built by Giles Stibbert, a retired General in the East India Company, in 1776, overlooking the Itchen. When the tide was up, a wide lake formed in front of the...
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Double postbox in Westridge Road!

Double post box in Westridge Road! SEE Southampton 11 h  · Double post box in Westridge Road. With the reduction in mail being posted there are unlikely to be many more installed.
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