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An historical account of how we came to have Portswood Library; a treasured community hub and one we must preserve

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is all about Portswood Library. In 1911, the Portswood Local Ratepayers Association complained to the council about the 4d tram fare to get to the Central Library in London Road. As a response, the council offered part of the Portswood Tramways Depot to be used as a public reading room, its popularity quickly proved the need for a permanent library. The...
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Southampton City Council’s Museums are collecting Covid-19 stories from local people to record daily life in Southampton during the coronavirus. Would you like to get involved?

Southampton City Council’s Museums are looking to collect Covid-19 stories from local people to record daily life in Southampton during the coronavirus. Contact the Curator, email address below, if you would like to get involved. Southampton Stories 19 hrs · We are asking the people of Southampton to help us collect Covid-19 stories. Together we can record and tell our city’s stories...
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On this day in 1914 in Portswood and Swaythling…

On this day in 1914… Bevois Mount History Southampton 23 hrs · On this day in 1914, Gustav Hamel, pioneering airman, gave a flying display for the residents of Portswood and Swaythling. Those that stood there astonished, watching him loop the loop and other intrepid feats, could not have known that within two weeks his plane would disappear over the English...
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Southampton in 1806 – all fields here?

Southampton in 1806 – all fields here?
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What was Coronation Avenue on The Common called by this name?

Now we know why it is called Coronation Avenue! Bevois Mount History Southampton 9 hrs · The coronation of George VI took place on this day in 1937. The trees on Coronation Avenue on the Common were planted to commemorate the event.
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Sir James Lemon – he totally rebuilt the town’s sewage system and arranged a waterpipe to bring fresh water from the reservoir on The Common to replace local wells

Sir James Lemon, a Borough Engineer – he rebuilt the town’s totally inadequate sewage system and arranged the building of a new waterpipe to bring fresh water from the reservoir on The Common to replace local wells. Bevois Mount History Southampton 9 May at 17:27 · On this day in 1923 Sir James Lemon died. He came to Southampton to take up the post of borough engineer. In the teeth...
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‘Morris house’ on the corner of Banister Road and The Avenue

Is that a petrol pump in front? Bevois Mount History Southampton 9 May at 11:58 · On the corner of Banister Road and the Avenue.
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A fascinating walk by the old Ford factory

A fascinating walk by the old Ford factory. SEE Southampton 9 May at 09:31 · These last few weeks have meant that I have explored our local area on foot and as a consequence have made some pleasant and interesting discoveries. I always try to have my daily hour of exercise in quiet places away from others and to get in as many as possible of my daily 10 000 steps. Yesterday as it was a Bank...
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