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Some interesting background history on The Cowherds Pub!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 in Local History, News

Highfield Residents’ Association Some interesting background history on The Cowherds pub! The cowherd managed the animals on Southampton Common. Edward Dyett moved into the cowherd’s house when he got the job in 1774. He starting selling beer...

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The tram junction in Portswood. Photo courtesy of Southampton History Photos.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Local History

Dave Robinson   Southampton history photos 1trSipo1ncsorheedh  · Portswood Junction

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Easter Fair on the Common – not for a while!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021 in Local History, News

Easter Fair on The Common – not for a while now! Southampton Memories: People and Places 4ntSSam aApspolrnarigls lsihaotu 13:rfe1rg1d  · The Easter Bank Holiday Fair on Southampton Common, the first fair of the...

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The only Titanic passenger to be remembered on a grave in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021 in Local History

With the approaching anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Bevois Mount History tell the story of the only Titanic passenger to be remembered on a grave in Southampton Old Cemetery – Henry Price Hodges, a well-known dealer in musical...

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Remembering Wadham Stringer – now Lidls..

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Local History

Remembering Wadham Stringer! Thanks to Bevois Mount History. Bevois Mount History Southampton 2toSt8 pMcofdnarcSmruohSh atre n1smhS6o:0r9eed  · Now Lidls.

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Lively picture of trams on Portswood High Street. Thanks SEE Southampton!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Local History

SEE Southampton 1fhtSSpons1orehlad  · Scrambling to get on the tram in Portswood.

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The Brutalist design University Faraday Tower on a 5p stamp in 1971!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in Local History

SEE Southampton tSpo2gahnseored  · Did you know? In 1971 the University of Southampton was on the 5p stamp. The Brutalist design Faraday Tower is featured.

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The grave, in the Old Cemetery, of Lt. Col. Sir Henry James, Director General of the Ordnance Survey.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Local History

Courtesy of Bevois Mount History Bevois Mount History Southampton tSph2onso1harcehd  · The grave, in the Old Cemetery, of Lt. Col. Sir Henry James, Director General of the Ordnance Survey. The house where he lived in the Avenue is still referred to...

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1889. Old Portswood Road courtesy of SEE Southampton.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Local History

 A far cry from today! SEE Southampton t8nSponsorhamed  · 1889. Old Portswood Road. An idyllic scene by J. Arnold. Copyright 2003 Southampton City Art Gallery.  

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Sitting in the middle of the Avenue in 1883!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in Local History

Published in The Graphic in 1883. Sitting in the middle of The Avenue is certainly in a bygone age! Bevois Mount History Southampton htsYSpeonstermdfayhon fagfSthts o1sreh0ad:35fnt  · A romantic and gentrified view of the Avenue published in The...

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