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Well done to the team of volunteers who have done a great job of clearing a fresh section of Southampton Old Cemetery!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Local History, News

Well done to the team of volunteers who have done a great job recently of clearing a fresh section of Southampton Old Cemetery, revealing many headstones not previously visible or accessible. SEE Southampton...

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The former paddling pool on The Common

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Local History

The former paddling pool on The Common. SEE Southampton 1tfS9fponsordhedd  · Instagram  · The former paddling pool on the Common near the Cowherds pub.

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A lecture ticket for the Hartley Institute!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Local History

A lecture ticket from the Hartley Institution, previously the University of Southampton. SEE Southampton YtfessShtpoeenrddfgay anfmasolrtrcae 0c5:aru1d9  · The Hartley Inssitution was the forerunner of the University of...

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The former Bassett Hotel, Burgess Road

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Local History

The former Bassett Hotel. Not sure where this was in Bassett. Any ideas? SEE Southampton 26u NhovfmnetrStmbcSpefohrino atog tns0nognr8i:3eld5  · Instagram  · The former Bassett Hotel. 2 comments...

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Donkeys at Southampton Zoon on The Common in 1974

Posted by on Nov 28, 2020 in Local History

Donkeys at Southampton Zoo on The Common, in 1974. Bevois Mount History Southampton dYatuStaepSsterdocciay nsafoitdooa 1mr4ed:e5dd7  · Donkeys at Southampton Zoo in 1974. The zoo was originally described as a ‘Zoological Pet’s...

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The former Bassett Hotel in Bassett

Posted by on Nov 26, 2020 in Local History

The former Bassett Hotel. Not sure where this was in Bassett. Any ideas? SEE Southampton 1ocstoS1ponshsored  · Instagram  · The former Bassett Hotel.

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Several of the Titanic crew members lived in Portswood…. all lost at sea

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

Several of the Titanic crew members lived in Portswood. All lost at sea…….. SEE Southampton 22 NovaembtSaSeueSr uglSapmohnfstt 14dou:gcur3ifed2n  · #RMSTITANIC CREW MEMBERS HOMES IN PORTSWOOD Pic 1 11 Woodside Avenue, Edward Ernest...

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Anyone remember the Albany Hotel in Winn Road?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in Local History

Anyone remember the Albany Hotel in Winn Road? Bevois Mount History Southampton YieslstfeutgerSpuedeadonsyc orart 1ee5ee:43ofgd  · The Albany Hotel is now Albany Court – a tasteful block of lovely flats. Nevertheless, I can’t help...

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NEWSFLASH! Please remember to renew your annual membership of HRA!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2020 in Events, Local History, News

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Known as Southampton’s Dick Whittington, Richard Andrews (1798-1859) and his wife are buried in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on Nov 18, 2020 in Local History

Known as Southampton’s Dick Whittington, Richard Andrews (1798-1859), and his wife are buried in the Old Cemetery. Their grave is surmounted by a plain column. There is also a statue of him in East Park. Bevois Mount History Southampton...

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