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If you were a pupil or a member of staff of Southampton Grammar School for Girls; The Southampton College for Girls; or Hill College Southampton – there will be a Grand Reunion for all on October 1st 2022 at Richard Taunton V1th form College, Hill Lane.

Courttesy of SEE Southampton: See more below! Elly BabbedgeSEE Southampton   Calling all former staff and students! Were you a pupil or a member of staff at Southampton Grammar School for Girls? The Southampton College for Girls or Hill College, Southampton? There will be a Grand Reunion for all on October 1st 2022 at Richard Taunton V1th form College, Hill Lane to reminisce and to launch a new...
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The only headstone in Southampton old cemetery which contains bricks, courtesy of SEE Southampton

Very apt! SEE Southampton The only headstone in the old cemetery which contains bricks so you will not be surprised to learn that the person whose life it recalls was involved in the brick trade.
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No traffic on this photo posted by Dave Marden in Southampton Memories: People and Places!

Dave MardenSouthampton Memories: People and Places A very rural looking and traffic free Avenue
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Photos of a leave pass and railway ticket with possible connection to Southampton Common

Photos of a leave pass and railway ticket courtesy of Marc Heighway from Southampton History Photos, relating to a possible connection to Southampton Common in 1945. Marc HeighwaySouthampton history photos Joint leave pass and railway ticket belonging to E Fernell of the Allied Expeditionary Force. It’s likely he would have been involved in D-Day. The stamp on the rear shows he must return...
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Interesting image at Southampton Old Cemetery dating from 1900.

 Courtesy of SEE Southampton SEE Southampton This image comes from the Southampton Annual 1900 and shows the view at the old Southampton Cemetery gates. Is that a tomb that has been moved?
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Edward Chalk campaigned to stop The Common being turned into a car park!

Well done to Edward Chalk for a successful campaign! Courtesy of Bevois Mount History. SEE Southampton In East Park. Edward Chalk campaigned to stop part of the Common becoming a car park.
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Some WW2 history of Portswood Road, courtesy of Southampton Memories: People and Places

  Southampton Memories: People and Places Alec Bennett’s, motor-cycle dealer, on Portswood Road after a direct hit during the Blitz in the early 1940s.
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The Daily Echo is asking – Would you like to see the Balloon and Flower Festival / Southampton Show return?

The Daily Echo is asking if you would like to see the Southampton Show return and is conducting a reader poll (see below). This was a 3-day event held on Southampton Common; the history of which is below. In 1947, the annual Southampton Horticultural Show and fete began being held on Southampton Common. In 1952 it was renamed the Southampton Show. In 1988, the show transitioned into the Balloon...
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