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Brampton Towers on the upper Avenue. The top was said to be the highest point above sea level in Southampton

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Local History

Certainly did not know that! SEE Southampton 19 May at 09:54 · Brampton Towers on the upper Avenue. The top was said to be the highest point above sea level in #Southampton.

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The Bevois Mount History Mural – a bit of touching up on 18 May, still looks quite stunning

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Local History, News

Yes it has really lasted very well and looks quite stunning. Bevois Mount History Southampton 19 May at 09:58 · We did a bit of touching up on the mural yesterday. It will be 4 years old on August 5th so it’s really lasting very...

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1910 – A pond at the intersection of the Avenue and Winchester Road

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Local History

1910 – Can’t place this now? SEE Southampton 19 May at 10:14 · A pond at the intersection of the Avenue and Winchester Road in 1910. Southampton City Council

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Bevois Town clearance in 1959

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Local History

Looks pretty grim. SEE Southampton 18 hrs · Two more pictures of the Bevois Town clearances in 1959. They both show the backs of St James’ Street houses, the first 11-16, and the second 4-10. I picked them out because they show an Andersen...

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1936 The Spitfire Society at what was once Eastleigh Aerodrome after the first flight of the Spitfire

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Local History

The Spitfire Society at what was once Eastleigh Aerodrome in 1936 after the first flight of the Spitfire. SEE Southampton 7 hrs · Instagram · Photograph taken 5 March 1936 at Eastleigh Aerodrome, just after the first flight of the #Spitfire. From...

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Off to battle?

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Local History

Off to battle? Mick Athow Southampton history photos 15 May at 14:35 · The Avenue I believe WWI

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An historical account of how we came to have Portswood Library; a treasured community hub and one we must preserve

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Local History

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is all about Portswood Library. In 1911, the Portswood Local Ratepayers Association complained to the council about the 4d tram fare to get to the Central Library in London Road. As a response, the council...

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Southampton City Council’s Museums are collecting Covid-19 stories from local people to record daily life in Southampton during the coronavirus. Would you like to get involved?

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Local History, News

Southampton City Council’s Museums are looking to collect Covid-19 stories from local people to record daily life in Southampton during the coronavirus. Contact the Curator, email address below, if you would like to get involved. Southampton...

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On this day in 1914 in Portswood and Swaythling…

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Local History

On this day in 1914… Bevois Mount History Southampton 23 hrs · On this day in 1914, Gustav Hamel, pioneering airman, gave a flying display for the residents of Portswood and Swaythling. Those that stood there astonished, watching him loop the...

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Southampton in 1806 – all fields here?

Posted by on May 14, 2020 in Local History

Southampton in 1806 – all fields here?

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