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Southern Counties Dairies on the corner of Portswood Road and Highfield Lane

Posted by on May 18, 2022 in Local History, News

Spot the signage! Courtesy of: SEE Southampton Southern Counties Dairies on the Corner of Portswood Road and Highfield Lane. The signage is still on the building.

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The New Inn, Portswood Road – a historical journey

Posted by on Apr 27, 2022 in Local History, News

The New Inn – Portswood Road. Williams Burns, from Southampton Sotonians and Friends, takes a historical journey. Courtesy of: William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends Southampton Pubs and their Landlords The New Inn – Portswood...

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1900s Fairground family waiting to go on to Southampton Common

Posted by on Apr 16, 2022 in Local History

With the Southampton Fair on The Common, here is a picture of members of the ‘Matthews’ fairground family, in the early 1900s, waiting to go on to Southampton Common. Picture by Joyce Crutcher, courtesy of William Burns from Southampton...

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Art with a Portswood connection

Posted by on Apr 14, 2022 in Local History, News

Courtesy of William Burns, Southampton Sotonians and Frends: George Washington Sandell (1852 to 1945), who painted this picture entitled ‘SS Titanic’, held by Southampton City Museum, lived with his wife and children at various...

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How areas of Southampton got their names

Posted by on Apr 14, 2022 in Local History, News

Courtesy of the Daily Echo: How areas of Southampton got their names: https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/…/20051186.areas…/ Look for Hampton Park! dailyecho.co.uk...

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Highfield Church in 1876; a recently discovered picture!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2022 in Local History, News

Courtesy of Ashton Rayner from Southampton Heritage Photos: Ashton RaynerSouthampton Heritage Photos NEW PHOTO! this is a NEVER SEEN BEFORE recently discovered picture showing Highfield Church in 1876 with coach & horses, long before cars...

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Looking south along Portswood Road (towards Portswood) around 1918

Posted by on Mar 24, 2022 in Local History, News

Courtesy of William Burns from Southampton Sotonians and Friends: A while back, we had a view looking north along Portswood Road, around 1917. This time, we are looking south along Portswood Road (towards Portswood) around 1918. Quite a story....

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Portswood Road (looking North) at c1917 – an in-depth historical account

Posted by on Mar 16, 2022 in Local History, News

This is an excellent historical account of Portswood Road (looking north) at c1917, courtesy of William Burns of Southampton Sotonians and Friends. William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends Portswood Road c1917 looking North The fighting men...

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University of Southampton – Materials testing helps conserve icon of British maritime history

Posted by on Mar 11, 2022 in Local History, News

Engineers at the University of Southampton are working with the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) to help find the best materials to ensure Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, is weatherproof and watertight for the next half century. The...

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FOSOC have been focusing on remarkable women of Southampton Old Cemetery, to mark International Women’s Week. What a good idea!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2022 in Local History, News

F Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery – fosoc For the next few days of this year’s International Women’s Week, we are honouring the memory of remarkable women of the Southampton Old Cemetery. Janie Terrero (1854-1944) Janie was a militant...

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