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St Nicholas School – 3 and 4 Furzedown Road

Posted by on May 7, 2024 in Local History, News

This is fascinating. Courtesy of William Burns, Southampton Sotonians and Friends.   Children are seen outside numbers 3&4 Furzedown Road in an image captured no later than 1909. Running off the north side of Highfield Lane, Furzedown Road...

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Swiss Cottage in Portswood Road has been completely restored after the fire on 8 July 2022. See pictures!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2024 in Local History, News

On the night of Friday 8 July 2022, a fire ripped through 7Bone Restaurant in Portswood Road. The building was completely gutted and the entire roof collapsed. Swiss Cottage, a two storey, Grade II listed building dating back to the 19th century,...

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This is a detailed and fascinating history of the Vine Inn, which once sat at 370 Portswood Road, and its demise after 150 years in 1999

Posted by on Apr 30, 2024 in Local History, News

Courtesy of: William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends   “Pubs and Their Landlords Vine Inn – Portswood Road ‘The Yeoman of Portswood’ As a member of the Vine’s darts team for a few years this old pub is one...

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The ‘Dutch House’ in Brookvale Road

Posted by on Apr 29, 2024 in Local History, News

Some interesting background on this Grade II listed house in Brookvale Road. Info courtesy of: SEE Southampton “The Dutch House in Brookvale Road, Portswood is Grade II listed and was built around 1909-10 by R.M. McDonald Lucas in the...

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Did you know B&Q originated in Portswood?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2024 in Local History, News

Article courtesy of the Daily Echo, 24 April 2024.   B&Q origins in Portswood

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The Friends of Portswood Library Summer Evening Talks 2024 are already lined up! See programme below

Posted by on Jan 21, 2024 in Local History, News

Starting March 13 with Godfrey Collyer – ‘Southampton and the Titanic’. Free and all welcome. Info courtesy of Friends of Portswood Library.

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