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Very old Highfield/Portswood map

Posted by on Nov 1, 2021 in Local History, News

A very old map of Highfield/Portswood. The person who passed it on thinks it dates from around the 1850s. A clue might be that West Station (now Central) is shown which may help with dating it? One helpful comment on the above from Facebook: In...

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Winter scenes from Southampton Memories: People and Places, including a very wintry Furzedown Road.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2021 in Local History

Southampton Memories: People and Places Two winter scenes for you this morning, Willsteed post-cards showing The Cowherds snd Furzedown Road in Highfield.

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‘A walk up the Avenue’ written by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes of Bevois Mount History

Posted by on Oct 29, 2021 in Local History, News

This book – ‘A walk up the Avenue: Southampton’s Ornament’ has been written by Ally Hayes and Wendy Stokes from Bevois Mount History. You can message them if you would like a copy; they are happy to deliver within the City....

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If you were a pupil or a member of staff of Southampton Grammar School for Girls; The Southampton College for Girls; or Hill College Southampton – there will be a Grand Reunion for all on October 1st 2022 at Richard Taunton V1th form College, Hill Lane.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2021 in Local History, News

Courttesy of SEE Southampton: See more below! Elly BabbedgeSEE Southampton   Calling all former staff and students! Were you a pupil or a member of staff at Southampton Grammar School for Girls? The Southampton College for Girls or Hill College,...

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The only headstone in Southampton old cemetery which contains bricks, courtesy of SEE Southampton

Posted by on Oct 25, 2021 in Local History, News

Very apt! SEE Southampton The only headstone in the old cemetery which contains bricks so you will not be surprised to learn that the person whose life it recalls was involved in the brick trade.

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No traffic on this photo posted by Dave Marden in Southampton Memories: People and Places!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2021 in Local History

Dave MardenSouthampton Memories: People and Places A very rural looking and traffic free Avenue

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Photos of a leave pass and railway ticket with possible connection to Southampton Common

Posted by on Oct 15, 2021 in Local History

Photos of a leave pass and railway ticket courtesy of Marc Heighway from Southampton History Photos, relating to a possible connection to Southampton Common in 1945. Marc HeighwaySouthampton history photos Joint leave pass and railway ticket...

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Interesting image at Southampton Old Cemetery dating from 1900.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2021 in Local History

 Courtesy of SEE Southampton SEE Southampton This image comes from the Southampton Annual 1900 and shows the view at the old Southampton Cemetery gates. Is that a tomb that has been moved?

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Edward Chalk campaigned to stop The Common being turned into a car park!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2021 in Local History, News

Well done to Edward Chalk for a successful campaign! Courtesy of Bevois Mount History. SEE Southampton In East Park. Edward Chalk campaigned to stop part of the Common becoming a car park.

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