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Some of the animals and birds that were kept in Southampton Zoo from 1961 to 1985 but in very poor living conditions that would not be acceptable today

This is a glimpse of some of the animals and birds that were kept in Southampton Zoo from 1961 to 1985, but in very poor living conditions that would not have been tolerated today. youtube.com Southampton Zoo 1961- 85 In the ‘80s the living conditions and welfare of the animals, as well as the lack of facilities for the public, gradually became a cause for concern....
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Southampton Tram routes

Corporation tramways in Bassett and Portswood are clearer than those in the city centre! SEE Southampton 20 hrs · Tram routes.
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These two gable ends are above shops at the Swaythling end of Portswood Road

Any idea which shops? SEE Southampton Yesterday at 04:57 · These two gable ends are above shops at the Swaythling end of Portswood Road. I am not sure what the initials stand for but the plaster work is very ornate and they each have an interesting plaque.
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Aerial views of where Southampton Zoon used to be

Bevois Mount History Southampton 23 hrs · A plan of the zoo and an aerial view of where it was located.
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Cobden Bridge was opened by the first woman Mayor of Southampton!

This is some interesting background on the first woman Mayor of Southampton who opened Cobden Bridge, and the difficulties of a woman holding such a role at the time. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 05:09 · The new bridge at St Denys was opened during the Mayoralty of our first woman mayor. Lucia Foster Welch There were many firsts in the life of Lucia Marion Foster Welch: she was Southampton’s...
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The Model Village of St Denys

In 1851, because of overcrowding in the town’s slums, the model village of St Denys was born, built around St Denys Priory. All homes were 6 roomed, semi detached houses. Read all the background here! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 04:53 · The Model Village of St Denys. In 1851 the Hampshire Advertiser reported a scheme to build a model estate on land around St Denys Priory which was bounded...
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The obelisk like monument for Thomas Watson in Southampton Old Cemetery

Very grand! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 11:35 · Thomas Watson must have been quite a man. This an obelisk like monument on his grave in the old cemetery.
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Tram tacks being laid at Stag Gates

More on Southampton’s trams. Bevois Mount History Southampton 3 May at 14:54 · Tram tracks being laid at Stag Gates.
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