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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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What was Coronation Avenue on The Common called by this name?

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in Local History

Now we know why it is called Coronation Avenue! Bevois Mount History Southampton 9 hrs · The coronation of George VI took place on this day in 1937. The trees on Coronation Avenue on the Common were planted to commemorate the...

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Sir James Lemon – he totally rebuilt the town’s sewage system and arranged a waterpipe to bring fresh water from the reservoir on The Common to replace local wells

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Local History, News

Sir James Lemon, a Borough Engineer – he rebuilt the town’s totally inadequate sewage system and arranged the building of a new waterpipe to bring fresh water from the reservoir on The Common to replace local wells. Bevois Mount History...

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