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How Southampton Old Cemetery came into being…

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in Local History

How Southampton Old Cemetery came into being. Courtesy of SEE Southampton: By 1833, the number of people working in agriculture was falling and numbers moving to towns was increasing, Southampton’s population had reached approximately 29000,...

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A interesting piece of social history in photos courtesy of Keith WIllsher

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021 in Local History

The Dymott family at 13 Osborne Road, Portswood, c1910. Interesting family photo posted by Keith Willsher in Southampton History Photos Keith Willsher Southampton history photos tfS17phmornsoreld  · Nice piece of social history, this is the Dymott...

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The Cutthorn, near the mid points of the north side of the Common

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

Courtesy of SEE Southampton/Southampton City Council. SEE Southampton teS7ponsonmrhed  · 1900 The Cutthorn. “Situated near the mid point of the north side of the Common, on the Town’s traditional boundary. It is a rectangular mound with...

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Rag week for students in the 1950s, lying down!

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

This 1950s photo shows students from University College Southampton with a novel approach to collecting for Rag day – lying down! Courtesy of the University of Southampton/SEE Southampton Southampton Stories...

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Plaque and tree dedicated to Jack Mason at Southampton Municipal Golf Course

Posted by on Mar 19, 2021 in Local History

Dedicated to Jack Mason, golf professional for 40 years at the Municipal Golf course off the Avenue. Courtesy of SEE Southampton. SEE Southampton 1t7 MaSrsrncaha aelSpontd sg1n5eo:orttgr1u1led  · Plaque and tree dedicated to Jack Mason. He was the...

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Bevois Mount History photo of The Common paddling pool, late 1940s

Posted by on Mar 17, 2021 in Local History

Once lockdown is lifted……..! Bevois Mount History Southampton YelstreltiridSapey onasft ahic0sc8:trsoi0rS5edo  · On the Common, looking towards the paddling pool in the late 1940s

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A good picture of the Cowherds

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in Local History, News

SEE Southampton ltiSp5onshorned  · A nice postcard of the Cowherds. It will be good to see it open again. Let us hope it is not too long.

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Do you remember Alec Bennett’s in Portswood?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in Local History

SEE Southampton t3Spdonsohreemd  · Do you remember Alec Bennett’s in Portswood? Did you know he was a famous and very successful Isle of Man TT racer?

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A lucy box in Westridge Road!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Local History, News

Didn’t realise there was a Lucy box in Westridge Road! SEE Southampton 5ig MtaarcShSfpcon uiaats Safo19rlr:0e3Sufdc  · A Lucy box spotted in Westridge Road today. These were part of the distribution system when Southampton Corporation owned...

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New blue plaque at 122 Avenue Road

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Local History, News

A new Bevois Mount plaque at 122 Avenue Road for Benjamin James Thomas, 1st class saloon steward on the Titanic, 1881-1937. Bevois Mount History Southampton The latest addition to the Bevois Mount plaques is at 122 Avenue Road. Thanks so much to...

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