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Some very interesting local history here about Saltmead. The salt meads were a series of meadows in 17th century Portswood, situated along the Itchen shore.

Posted by on Dec 4, 2021 in Local History, News

Courtesy of Southampton Hidden History. Southampton Hidden History SALTMEAD, Portswood. The Salt Meads were a series of meadows in 17th-century Portswood, situated along the Itchen Shore. Lower Salt Mead was in the vicinity of modern-day Aberdeen...

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‘A walk up the Avenue: Southampton’s Ornament’ by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021 in Hot Topics, Local History, News

This is a fascinating book focusing on the wealth of rich history that forms The Avenue, this huge artery that meanders into town from Chilworth roundabout and forms one of the most attractive approaches to our City. The story starts in reverse at...

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Very old Highfield/Portswood map

Posted by on Nov 1, 2021 in Local History, News

A very old map of Highfield/Portswood. The person who passed it on thinks it dates from around the 1850s. A clue might be that West Station (now Central) is shown which may help with dating it? One helpful comment on the above from Facebook: In...

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Winter scenes from Southampton Memories: People and Places, including a very wintry Furzedown Road.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2021 in Local History

Southampton Memories: People and Places Two winter scenes for you this morning, Willsteed post-cards showing The Cowherds snd Furzedown Road in Highfield.

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‘A walk up the Avenue’ written by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes of Bevois Mount History

Posted by on Oct 29, 2021 in Local History, News

This book – ‘A walk up the Avenue: Southampton’s Ornament’ has been written by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes from Bevois Mount History. You can message them if you would like a copy; they are happy to deliver within the City....

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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.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2021 in Local History, News

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,...

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The only headstone in Southampton old cemetery which contains bricks, courtesy of SEE Southampton

Posted by on Oct 25, 2021 in Local History, News

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!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2021 in Local History

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

Posted by on Oct 15, 2021 in Local History

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...

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