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Aerial views of where Southampton Zoon used to be

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

Bevois Mount History Southampton 23 hrs · A plan of the zoo and an aerial view of where it was located.

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Cobden Bridge was opened by the first woman Mayor of Southampton!

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

This is some interesting background on the first woman Mayor of Southampton who opened Cobden Bridge, and the difficulties of a woman holding such a role at the time. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 05:09 · The new bridge at St Denys was opened during...

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The Model Village of St Denys

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

In 1851, because of overcrowding in the town’s slums, the model village of St Denys was born, built around St Denys Priory. All homes were 6 roomed, semi detached houses. Read all the background here! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 04:53 · The...

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The obelisk like monument for Thomas Watson in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Local History, News

Very grand! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 11:35 · Thomas Watson must have been quite a man. This an obelisk like monument on his grave in the old cemetery.

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Tram tacks being laid at Stag Gates

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

More on Southampton’s trams. Bevois Mount History Southampton 3 May at 14:54 · Tram tracks being laid at Stag Gates.

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The ornamental lake on The Common long ago…

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

Yes, very different from now! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 14:16 · The ornamental lake on the Common.

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Children at a military camp on The Common

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

Around the 1900s? Bevois Mount History Southampton Yesterday at 09:33 · These children were finding a military camp on their Common a bit of a novelty.

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The first buildings on the Highfield Campus!

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

The first buildings on the Highfield Campus! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 09:23 · The beginnings of the @unisouthampton on Highfield Campus. This postcard shows the first buildings on the Campus acquired by the University early in the 20th century....

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The entrance to Southampton Zoo!

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

Wow – never seen this photo before! Bevois Mount History Southampton 11 hrs · The entrance to the old zoo. Yes, definitely a bit strange….

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Tram going down the Avenue

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

Yes, definitely a bit strange…. SEE Southampton 16 hrs · This picture of a tram in the Avenue always puzzles me. Why are the people walking alongside it rather than on it or are they getting on or off the tram?

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