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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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A veritable tram ticket!

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Local History, News

Portswood Junction, Winn Road, Highfield Road, Bassett, Swaything – all there. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 09:21 · A Southampton Corporation Tramways ticket.

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More on Southampton trams

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Local History, News

More on Southampton’s trams. Bevois Mount History Southampton 5 hrs · Tram tracks being laid at Stag Gates.

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A family at the end of Lovers’ Walk – c1900

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

Lovers’ Walk – circa 1900. Keith Willsher Southampton history photos 29 April at 14:11 · A family at the end of lovers walk c1900

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1966 – The Queen at the University of Southampton

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

1966 – the world has changed beyond belief since then. SEE Southampton 29 April at 19:55 · The Queen at the University of Southampton in 1966.

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An evolution in buses going past the old Lloyds Bank building, Portswood

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

An evolution in buses. What bus company is serving this route today? SEE Southampton 30 April at 13:21 · Corner of Highfield Lane and Portswood Road

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A very distinctive pink parasol – in front of the Cowherds!

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

Yes, a very distinctive pink parasol indeed! Bevois Mount History Southampton Yesterday at 10:35 · Lovely pink parasol in this summery picture of the Cowherds.

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A great celebration on The Common of all the Corporation horses for the annual parade – late 1800s

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

Pilates with Hilary. Used to be at Portswood Residents’ Gardens Pavilion. Now on Skype!!
Pilates with Hilary
29 April at 21:38 · Public
Due to the covid virus I’m now doing all classes on line. AM and PM classes available. Why not try a free class? Please message me for details.

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Wendy Stokes’ fascinating ‘A walk up The Avenue Part 3’

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Local History, News

A Walk Up the Avenue part three Before we leave Lodge Road behind let’s take a loving look at the latest piece of street furniture to appear This welcome sign – commissioned by Bevois Mount History with support from Southampton City...

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