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The ornate truncated tree, a life cut too short. See this beautiful memorial in Southampton Old Cemetery

The ornate truncated tree, a life cut too short. See this beautiful memorial in Southampton Old Cemetery. Bevois Mount History Southampton 17 May at 11:50 · One of the most engaging and poignant memorials in Southampton Old Cemetery is the one dedicated to Edith Operti. The truncated tree is, as always, a symbol of a life cut short too soon and Edith, only 41, left her grieving husband,...
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The Southampton Spiritualist Church along the Avenue. Ever noticed it? Do you know the Tin Tabernacle story?

Interesting photos. Never noticed this before. Can anyone confirm the Tin Tabermacle story? SEE Southampton 18 May at 06:29 · The Southampton Spiritualist Church is in the Avenue and looking at it would appear to be a house that has been extended to create the church. Behind the church I noticed this building which I assumed must be the original church and is what is known affectionately as a...
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Brampton Towers on the upper Avenue. The top was said to be the highest point above sea level in Southampton

Certainly did not know that! SEE Southampton 19 May at 09:54 · Brampton Towers on the upper Avenue. The top was said to be the highest point above sea level in #Southampton.
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The Bevois Mount History Mural – a bit of touching up on 18 May, still looks quite stunning

Yes it has really lasted very well and looks quite stunning. Bevois Mount History Southampton 19 May at 09:58 · We did a bit of touching up on the mural yesterday. It will be 4 years old on August 5th so it’s really lasting very well.
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1910 – A pond at the intersection of the Avenue and Winchester Road

1910 – Can’t place this now? SEE Southampton 19 May at 10:14 · A pond at the intersection of the Avenue and Winchester Road in 1910. Southampton City Council
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Bevois Town clearance in 1959

Looks pretty grim. SEE Southampton 18 hrs · Two more pictures of the Bevois Town clearances in 1959. They both show the backs of St James’ Street houses, the first 11-16, and the second 4-10. I picked them out because they show an Andersen shelter. The Anderson shelter was named after Sir John Anderson, then Lord Privy Seal with special responsibility for preparing air-raid precautions,...
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1936 The Spitfire Society at what was once Eastleigh Aerodrome after the first flight of the Spitfire

The Spitfire Society at what was once Eastleigh Aerodrome in 1936 after the first flight of the Spitfire. SEE Southampton 7 hrs · Instagram · Photograph taken 5 March 1936 at Eastleigh Aerodrome, just after the first flight of the #Spitfire. From left are “Mutt” Summers, Squadron Leader “Agony” Payn of Supermarine; Reginald Mitchell, sitting on the running board; S....
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Off to battle?

Off to battle? Mick Athow Southampton history photos 15 May at 14:35 · The Avenue I believe WWI
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