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A glimpse inside St Mary’s, South Stoneham

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Local History

A glimpse inside St Mary’s, South Stoneham. SEE Southampton 5 hrs  · I mentioned a few days ago that we hosted a visit by a Church historian back in 2017. After visiting St Julians, we went on to St Mary’s at South Stoneham. The church...

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St Mary’s Church, South Stoneham

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Local History

More pictures of St Mary’s, South Stoneham – some from the outside. SEE Southampton 4 hrs  · Some more pictures of St Mary’s South Stoneham. Walter Taylor is buried in the churchyard.

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Castle Lodge, 324 Portswood Road. Definitely an unusual sight

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Local History

Castle Lodge, 324 Portswood Road. Definitely an unusual sight. This post is linked to previous posts of St Mary’s, South Stoneham. SEE Southampton 5 hrs  · The Lodge 324 Portswood Road,1940 and recently. Sometimes called Castle Lodge, it was...

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Lovers’ Walk – a picture postcard

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Local History

Another view of Lovers’ Walk. SEE Southampton 10 hrs  · A very good colour postcard of Lovers’ Walk on the Common.

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An early image of St Denys Station

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Local History

Looks a bit grim. SEE Southampton 10 hrs  · An early image of St Denys Station.

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A flight over The Common in August 1912!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Local History

A flight over The Common in August 1912! Southampton Common Forum 11 June at 21:39  · Found this postcard of the pioneer French aviator Monsieur Henri Salmet flying his Bleriot monoplane over Southampton Common in August 1912. Bleriot himself made...

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The Cowherds through different decades

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Local History

Going from 1850s to 1950s. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 16:34  · THE COWHERDS IN DIFFERENT DECADES If you lived in The Town and owned a cow you could pay The Cowherd to take her to The Common to graze. He would collect the animals from outside The...

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Bevois Valley around 1910

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History

The incline is there but the rest is barely recognizable… SEE Southampton 20 hrs  · Bevois valley around 1910.

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The original artesian well sign on The Common has been made visible

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History, News

The original artesian well sign on The Common. SEE Southampton 16 hrs  · The original artesian well sign on the Common has been made visible. It is next to the 1992 version.

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Slavery and Southampton, with our local area included

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Local History, News

This makes for very chilling reading: the slave owners who were resident in Southampton, where they lived in the city and how many slaves they owned. SEE Southampton 18 hrs  · SLAVERY AND SOUTHAMPTON As The British Empire expanded and people bought...

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