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Continuing ‘Streetwatch’, a history of Southampton roads. This includes Wessex and Connaught Halls of Residence

Posted by on Sep 27, 2020 in Local History, News

Continuing ‘Streetwatch’, a history of Southampton roads. This includes Wessex and Connaught Halls of Residence. SEE Southampton 19 June  · Streetwatch I’m looking at an area east of Thomas Lewis Way, west of Monks Brook, and south down...

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‘Thankful Joy’, buried in Southampton Old Cemetery, was Landlord of 3 pubs, two of which are still with us today: The Cowherds and The Bellemoor

Posted by on Sep 27, 2020 in Local History, News

‘Thankful Joy’ , buried in Southampton Old Cemetery, was Landlord of 3 pubs, two of which are still in use today: The Cowherds and The Bellemoor. The Railwary Tavern was destroyed in WW2. Bevois Mount History Southampton 3 d  · Thankful...

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The Artist-Blacksmith who created the gates at the entrance to The Hawthorns and the hidden animals and plants

Posted by on Sep 27, 2020 in Local History, News

These forged steel gates at the entrance to the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre, hide images of plants and animals. Created by Artist-Blacksmith Avril Wilson in 1995 and 2004, she was the first woman to be awarded a bronze medal by the Worshipful...

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Some interesting background to the old Wesleyan Chapel (now Gurdwara) there

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Local History, News

Some interesting background to the old Wesleyan Chapel (now Gurdwara) there. Bevois Mount History Southampton 1 d  · On this day in 1897, the teacher in charge of the Peterborough Rd School recorded in the school log, ‘Only a third of...

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Killed by lightning at just 18 years of age on The Common in 1955….

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Local History, News

Killed by lightning at just 18 years of age on The Common in 1955… SEE Southampton 1 d  · 18 year old Douglas was killed by lightning on the Common in July 1955.

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Buried in Southampton Old Cemetery..

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Local History

Buried in Southampton Old Cemetery, Percival James Ellaway who met his death on hospital ship Essequibo at just 17 years of age, in 1917. SEE Southampton 1 d  · In the Old Cemetery on the Common. Percival James Ellaway met his death on the Hospital...

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Interesting historical background to the Ornamental Lake on The Common, created towards the end of the 19th Centr

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Local History, News

Interesting historial background to the Ornamental Lake on The Common, which was created towards the end of the 19th Century. SEE Southampton 1 d  · The Ornamental Lake on the Common.

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Views of past and present of the University College at Highfield, now University of Southampton

Posted by on Sep 20, 2020 in Local History, News

Views of past and present of the University College at Highfield, now University of Southampton. SEE Southampton 2 d  · The University College at Highfield and the same view today.

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More SEE Southampton ‘Streetwatch’ history of Southampton roads; this time from Portswood Road to Thomas Lewis Way and St Denys Road north side

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Local History, News

Another SEE Southampton ‘Streetwatch’ history of Southampton roads. This time from Portswood Road to Thomas Lewis Way and St Denys Road north side. What an amazing collection! SEE Southampton 1 d  · STREETWATCH Portswood Road to Thomas...

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One of the most recent Commonwealth War Graves in Southampton Old Cemetery – designated last year

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Local History

A recent one of many Commonwealth War Graves in Southampton Old Cemetery is that of Kate Trodd, a VAD nurse who died of pneumonia at the age of 20 in 1919, although the author suggests that it might have initially been the ‘Spanish...

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