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‘Morris house’ on the corner of Banister Road and The Avenue

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

Is that a petrol pump in front? Bevois Mount History Southampton 9 May at 11:58 · On the corner of Banister Road and the Avenue.

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A fascinating walk by the old Ford factory

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

A fascinating walk by the old Ford factory. SEE Southampton 9 May at 09:31 · These last few weeks have meant that I have explored our local area on foot and as a consequence have made some pleasant and interesting discoveries. I always try to have...

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Some of the animals and birds that were kept in Southampton Zoo from 1961 to 1985 but in very poor living conditions that would not be acceptable today

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

This is a glimpse of some of the animals and birds that were kept in Southampton Zoo from 1961 to 1985, but in very poor living conditions that would not have been tolerated today. youtube.com Southampton Zoo 1961- 85 In the ‘80s the living...

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Southampton Tram routes

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

Corporation tramways in Bassett and Portswood are clearer than those in the city centre! SEE Southampton 20 hrs · Tram routes.

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These two gable ends are above shops at the Swaythling end of Portswood Road

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

Any idea which shops? SEE Southampton Yesterday at 04:57 · These two gable ends are above shops at the Swaythling end of Portswood Road. I am not sure what the initials stand for but the plaster work is very ornate and they each have an interesting...

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Aerial views of where Southampton Zoon used to be

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

Bevois Mount History Southampton 23 hrs · A plan of the zoo and an aerial view of where it was located.

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Cobden Bridge was opened by the first woman Mayor of Southampton!

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

This is some interesting background on the first woman Mayor of Southampton who opened Cobden Bridge, and the difficulties of a woman holding such a role at the time. SEE Southampton Yesterday at 05:09 · The new bridge at St Denys was opened during...

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The Model Village of St Denys

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Local History, News

In 1851, because of overcrowding in the town’s slums, the model village of St Denys was born, built around St Denys Priory. All homes were 6 roomed, semi detached houses. Read all the background here! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 04:53 · The...

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The obelisk like monument for Thomas Watson in Southampton Old Cemetery

Posted by on May 7, 2020 in Local History, News

Very grand! SEE Southampton Yesterday at 11:35 · Thomas Watson must have been quite a man. This an obelisk like monument on his grave in the old cemetery.

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Tram tacks being laid at Stag Gates

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Local History, News

More on Southampton’s trams. Bevois Mount History Southampton 3 May at 14:54 · Tram tracks being laid at Stag Gates.

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