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Cemetery Road – so different today

Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Local History

So true… Bevois Mount History Southampton lt5Spoounsorehd  · Although that must be Cemetery Road to the left and we can see the public conveniences through the trees (no longer there), the scene looks so different...

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This one penny tram ticket took you through Portswood Junction!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2021 in Local History

This one penny tram ticket took you through Portswood Junction. Bevois Mount History Southampton 1tSphoensSor9hemnd  · A one penny tram ticket. Many of the local tram stops are the same as current bus stops e.g. Spring Crescent, Cedar...

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99-111 Portswood Road; the 9 Myrtle Cottages

Posted by on Jan 22, 2021 in Local History

99-111 Portswood Road (situated on the west side of Portswood Rd, just to the south of Gordon Avenue). These seven cottages were built between 1845 – 1878, and were known as Myrtle Cottages in the late 19th century. SEE Southampton 21 m  · 99...

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Interesting information on some well-known alumni of the University of Southampton

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Local History, News

Interesting information on some well-known alumni of the University of Southampton. . SEE Southampton htSpo13nsonhremSd  · A member of the Russell Group, the University of Southampton can trace its roots back to the Hartley Institution, Below Bar,...

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Padwell Cross Pond on the grassed area of the Avenue, known as Asylum Green

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Local History

SEE Southampton htSpo13nsonhremSd  · On the grassed area known as Asylum Green on the Avenue was Padwell Cross Pond used by thirsty animals going to the Common. By 1850 this pond contained dead putrid animals and other unwholesome material....

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Tram sidlings were built in the woods to the north of The Common to act as a camouflage from bombings

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Local History

Tram sidings built in the woods to the north of the Common to act as a camouflage from bombings. Bevois Mount History Southampton mtmsm1ShupeS8 oJumtnasniualory sslatro n1r0:1d5ed  · Tram sidings were built in the woods to the north of the Common...

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This Will Rosie mozaic is in Alma Road!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Local History, News

This Will Rosie mozaic is in Alma Road! SEE Southampton YeumsstStupeSelrhudaySs oansots sn12:rlfenodr1d1  · Yet another of Will Rosie’s excellent mozaics. This one is in Alma Road by the barrier.

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The Atlantes figures outside the Hartley Institute, now outside the Hartley Library on the University Highfield Campus

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021 in Local History

The Hartley Institution – in Southampton High Street, predecessor to the University of Southampton, complete with its Atlantes figures in their original position. They are now outside the Hartley Library at the UOS Highfield Campus. SEE...

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Entrance to the Avenue around 1910…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Local History

Entrance to the Avenue in about 1910… SEE Southampton 3tSpomnshmaoored  · A coloured postcard showing the entrance to the Avenue in about 1910.

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Highfield Church Centre – 1910 and now…

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Local History

Highfield Church Centre – 1910 and now… SEE Southampton 3tSpomnshmaoored  · The Church Institute in Highfield Lane in 1910 and today.

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