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Courtesy of William Burns, Southampton Sotonians and Friends: the Easter Fair on The Common in the 60s!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2022 in Local History, News

William BurnsSouthampton Sotonians and Friends Fair from the Air Southampton Common and its traditional Easter fair seen in the swinging 60’s when thousands of folk would flock to the Common for a great day out.

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

Below in some interesting historical background to Winn and Westwood Roads, courtesy of Southampton Hidden History. Southampton Hidden History WINN ROAD, Portswood, (Picture 1), after William Winn, a property developer from Bow, Middlesex, who...

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Old map of Southampton Common with The Avenue passing through showing old Race Course and Carriage-Drive

Posted by on Jan 23, 2022 in Local History, News

Courtesy of John Trinder, posted in Southampton Sotonians and Friends: Pictured is part of Philip Brannon’s detailed map of Southampton. This section depicts The Common with the Avenue passing through. The map (which John Trinder has coloured...

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Interesting historical background to Uplands Way; to Uplands House (sometimes called Highfield Uplands); and also to the Uplands Estate in Highfield

Posted by on Jan 17, 2022 in Local History, News

Some interesting historical background to Uplands Way; to Uplands House (sometimes called Highfield Uplands); and also to the Uplands Estate in Highfield – the first estate designed and built by Herbert Collins in Southampton in the 1920s and...

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Posted by on Jan 14, 2022 in Local History

Courtesy of John Trinder from Southampton Sotonians and Friends: Below is a very interesting historical account of the ancient site of Cutthorn which stands at the northern end of the Southampton Common, just a little to the east of the Avenue at...

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An unusual find in Southampton Old Cemetery

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

Bevois Mount History Southampton This unusual memorial in Southampton Old Cemetery caught my attention today. Mrs William King was born Elise Legendre in Paris. Her life was cut short at the age of 20 to the sorrow of her husband, her parents and...

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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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