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The Belgian War Graves plot in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on Mar 3, 2021 in Local History

Bevois Mount History Southampton 2t7mdSp ronFnegbrmumdisShanirye oSahhotae 18:rfed12d  · The monument at the Belgian War Graves plot in the Old Cemetery was created by Garrett and Haysom. The graves all date from WW1.

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Changing locations in Portswood

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

Changing locations in Portswood! SEE Southampton YeustfteSraday SogadStp om0esr6nlc:sonod2rn6eted  · Did you know that the Mitre at Portswood was once known as the Belmont Hotel and that the police station was located on the site where...

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White & Co the removers, 69, The Avenue!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Local History

Once at 69 The Avenue! SEE Southampton YeustfteSraday SogadStp om0esr6nlc:sonod0rn1eted  · White & Co. the removers. An early advert.

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A collection of historical pictures of the Avenue

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Local History

A remarkable Avenue collection. SEE Southampton YeSstterodSgpaonrsyf ceidsaglgtd 06or:edeec0rl0h  · The Avenue. A selection.

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Brickworks of St Sidney Kimber and Highfield Farm

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Local History

The Brickworks of Sir Sidney Kimber (before 1914) is in the picture below, on the site of what was once part of Highfield Farm, and later became part of the University Site. SEE Southampton 23 h  · Would anyone like to have a stab at were these...

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The Avenue c. 1850 with Archer’s Lodge on right

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Local History

Hardly recognizable! Bevois Mount History Southampton YetSSpstecasenrdaygo natriefs 07S:oagauur4telde0  · Philip Brannon’s print of The Avenue c. 1850 shows Archer’s Lodge on the right hand side. The house was a ‘superior school...

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A brief historical snapshop of the Cowherds

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Local History

A brief historical snapshot of the Cowherds. Bevois Mount History Southampton d2e0dotc fFuSpebrfocuirsnsohatrrtySe haodt t08u:5u8  · It was the cowherd’s house then the Southampton Arms and finally The Cowherds...

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Not such a problem crossing The Avenue then!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Local History

Not such a problem with crossing then! Bevois Mount History Southampton d2e0dotc fFuSpebrfocuirsnsohatrrtySe haodt t10u:4u3  · The cross roads at the top of the Avenue.

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Burgess Road Library, opened in May 1935

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Local History

Burgess Road Library was opened in May 1935. It was the first library in Southampton to feature a specially designed and equipped children’s department (picture 1980). SEE Southampton tSp1hottnsoread  · Burgess Road Library 1980. Burgess Road...

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WW1 and Avenue St Andrews United Reformed Church

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Local History

Avenue St Andrews United Reformed Church’s role in helping WW1 soldiers camping on The Common. SEE Southampton tSp5hottnsoread  · Avenue St Andrews Congregational Church with hall next door where soldiers were camping on the Common in WW1...

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