Your host John Avery Member Southampton Heritage Federation, the National Federation of Cemetery Friends and City of Southampton Society
SOUTHAMPTON LOCAL HISTORY
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 City of Southampton Society

 Please note that from January 2014 SCC imposed street parking fee of £2 from 6pm to 8pm


 28th April 2014 "The Roman Army,Fact & Fiction " and its effect on Southampton   by John Smith [this replaces 
Roman Settlement in Southampton by Dr Andy Russel which will now be used on 18th May 2015]
 
19th May 2014 [note change of date to avoid Public Holiday] Southampton and its French Connections by Jake Simpkin
Following after a short coffee break our members will be invited to raise questions with Councillor Ivan White, Mr Jerry Gillen [Highfield Residents Association] and Ms Rowenna Davis prospective Labour candidate for Itchen on the control of HMOS [High Multiple Occupancy housing]

June 2014 outdoor visit to the Military Cemetery at Royal Victoria Country Park
 

22nd September 2014 The Tichborne Claimant by John Avery

24th October 2014 Hampshire Fire Service WWII by Alan House
 
24th November 2014 "Wipers" - the story of Ypres and "Poppies" the story of the emblem by Geoff Watts
Meetings are held at the Edmund Kell Church Hall in Belle Vue Road starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome, facilities for disabled persons.   
 
26th January 2015 The History of St Julien's - the French church in Southampton ny Geoff Watts
 
23rd February 2015 AGM with our President the Mayor in the chair
 
23rd March 2015 The history of Post Boxes by Tony Cross
 
27th April 2015 TBA talk by Dr Hazel Inskip
 
18th May 2015 Roman Settlement in Southampton by Dr Andy Russel
 


Friends of Town Quay Park

Town Quay Park

Plaque awarded by CoSS and SCAPPS. Image Will Temple. 

 


 
Friends of Town Quay Park
 
 
Details of 2014 events awaited

Events brought to you by:

The Friends of Town Quay Park

www.friendsoftownquaypark.org.

enquiries@friendsoftownquaypark.org.uk



Hampshire Genealogical Society

The Bitterne, Southampton group meet in the Catholic Hall, Commercial Street, Bitterne next to Bitterne East Library at 7-30pm new members and visitors welcome
 
2014 details awaited



Southampton Local History Forum


An outreach service of Southampton Council Library Service
Free lectures on history and heritage subjects are held in the Northguild Lecture Theatre [entrance next to the Art Gallery Shop Kiosk [now closed]], Commercial Road entrance of the Civic Centre

 
17th April 2014 Southampton Murder Victims by Jim Brown

15 May - William Bligh by David Pepper

19 June - Southampton Cenotaph by Lona Fryatt

 




Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

FoSOC was founded in 2003 by John Avery, Veronica Tippetts and Geoff Watts and has two major aims:.

  • To uphold the original purpose of the Cemetery, which is to be a place of reflection and remembrance of the people buried there.
  • To support the ecological aims of the adjoining Southampton Common (a Site of Special Scientific Interest), and to treat it with the same care.

FoSOC organises many guided walks and other activities throughout the year. We ask that you book a place on a walk if you would like to attend - you can also phone 07538 888 655 between 10am - 4pm to do this. [Mondays to Fridays only]

During Spring, Summer and Autumn there will be at least one heritage event and one wildlife event each month. In addition our conservation work continues throughout the year.

All walks start at the main gates at the end of Cemetery Road where parking is available.

In addition there are often other events are organised for the winter months.



























Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 3rd May, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 4th May, 2.00pm

Heritage Walk

Wednesday 7th May, 11.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Sunday 18th May, 10.00am

'First' -re-scheduled from 1st Jan

Sunday 18th May, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 1st June, 2.00pm

Titanic- special one off walk

Wednesday 4th June, 11.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 7th June, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 14th June, 10.00am

Vaults -re-scheduled from October

Sunday 22nd June, 2.00pm

Heritage Walk

Wednesday 2nd July, 11.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 5th July, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 6th July, 2.00pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 19th July, 10.00am

Men of Cloth

Sunday 20th July, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 2nd August, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 3rd August, 2.00pm

Military-100th Anniversary WW1

Sunday 10th August, 2.00pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 16th August, 10.00am

Heritage Walk

Wednesday 20th August, 11.00am

Heritage Walk

Wednesday 3rd September, 11.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 6th September, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 7th September, 2.00pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 20th September, 10.00am

Doctors & Nurses

Sunday 21st September, 2.00pm

Heritage Walk

Wednesday 1st October, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 4th October, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 18th October, 10.00am

Sudden Deaths

Sunday 19th October, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 1st November, 10.00am

Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

Sunday 9th November, 2.15pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 15th November, 10.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 6th December, 10.00am




West End Local History Society

Meetings are held at the West End Parish Centre at 7-30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Non members pay a small charge. Facilities for disabled visitors, car parking and teas/coffee on sale.

7th May 2014 Where & What is That? Part 2 by Jill Daniels
4th June 2014 The King's Theatre Past, Present & Future by Ron Hasker
2nd July 2014 The Road to Agincourt by Geoff Watts
6th August 2014 Social Evening at the Museum including raffle and refreshments
3rd September 2014 Carlton Crescent and Rockstone Place by Jake Simpkin
1st October 2014 Southampton Sugar and Slave Trade by Dr Andy Russel
5th November 2014 Men Who Marched Away by Nigel Wood and Peter Wallace
3rd December 2014 Social Evening, buffet and raffle. "Yuletide Tales" with David Weller and Vera Hughes
 

Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society












May 12th

The Motor Industry

John Murden

June 2nd        

Royal Naval Cordite Factory

Bob Duke

July 7th

Itchen Village, Itchen Ferry and the Diaper Family

Cheryl Butler

August 4th          

Railways of Gosport

Peter Keat

September 1st         

Members Evening


October 6th

Hemerdon Tungsten Mine

Dr Peter Stanier

November 3rd

Annual General Meeting


December 1st

20 Million Bricks

Dr Carolyne Haynes

 
 

All meetings  are held at the Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF at 7.45 PM on the first Monday of the month, unless stated otherwise. Visitors Welcome. Free Car Parking. Occasional visitors are welcome to attend at no charge.


FOSMAG

 

May 2014
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

The Civic Centre and other Art Deco buildings in Southampton

May 14, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Lecture Theatre, City Art Gallery,
Southampton

Dr Andy Russel, SCC’s Ancient Monuments Officer and manager of the Archaeology Unit. The Civic Centre and other Art Deco buildings in Southampton. A talk on the stylish 1920s architecture and details within the home of the council, and other buildings in the city inspired by the Moderne style. After the talk, members may walk around the building and see for themselves.


June 2014
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

Southampton Through The Eyes of Artists

June 11, 2014 @ 10:30 am
Southampton Solent University,
157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7NN

Jake Simpkin, Blue Badge Guide and local historian, explores Southampton through the eyes of artists using high quality PowerPoint slides. Many of these rarely seen paintings are part of the Southampton City Art Gallery, and Southampton City Museums Collections
 

Millbrook Local History Society
Meetings at 7-30pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millbrook Road
 
 
 
1st May Southampton Lido by Jake Simpkin
5th June The Thetis Widows by John Avery
3rd July Millbrook Hoards by Gill Woolrich
August no meeting - coach trip to be arranged
4th September AGM and quiz
2nd October Oatlands Lodge / House [Things it saw and people it met] by Madge Heath
6th November Royal British Legion
4th December Christmas event

Green Open Space Award 2014
Timetable
Wednesday 19 March.  Supply editor of SCAPPS Newsletter with information for members.
 
2.  Monday 7 April.   Supply editor of CoSS REVIEW with information for members.
 
3.  Thursday 29 May.  Receive nominations from the public at the Eco Fair in the Central Library.
 
4.  Monday 30 June.  Last date to receive nominations.
 
5.  Thursday 10 July.  First judging day.
 
6.  Thursday 24 July.  Second and final judging day.
 
7.  Thursday 4 September.  Plaque unveiling by the Mayor of Southampton.  The ceremony will take place at 11.00 am.
 

 



Bitterne Local History Society
 
The society meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month (September to July) at 7.00pm in Bitterne United Reformed Church (entrance in the Precinct, next to Bitterne Churchyard)
















MAY

Saturday 10th

New Forest Churches

Jill Starks

JUNE

Saturday 14th

SS Shieldhall

Graham Mackenzie

JULY

Saturday 12th

Southampton's lungs (Southampton's historic parks)

Jake Simpkin

AUGUST

-

No Meeting

-

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 13th

AGM


OCTOBER

Saturday 11th

Southampton archives

Jo Smith

NOVEMBER

Saturday 8th

Reach for the sky (Hamble Valley airfields)

Jill Daniels
 

DECEMBER

Saturday 13th

TBA


 
Commemorations of commencement of WWI
Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley near Southampton Sunday 3rd May 2014 at 10 am to 4 pm in the Heritage Centre
With unique film footage - a preview of BBC 4's forthcoming documentary "World War One at Home" and a host of expert guest speakers. There will be a whole day of fascinating facts and stories relating to the Royal Victoria Military Hospital and the way it operated during the war. Suitable for 16+ years.
Tickets £6 per person available from the shop. Car parks are Pay and Display. Detail from 023 8045 5157


 
Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley near Southampton Sunday 27th July 2014 at 10 am
On the centenary eve of the outbreak of the Great War a commemoration ceremony is to be held.
The Heritage Centre will host temporary exhibitions and there will be a brief wreath laying ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice. Geoff Watts Southampton Green Badge Guide and founder member of Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery will lead a guided walk around the Military Cemetery. Additionally Philip Hoare author of Spike Island will present a talk and the tower of the Florence Nightingale Chapel [now the Heritage Centre] will be open for tours. Free entry to event, car parks are pay and display, small charges for the lecture and tower tours. Further detail 023 8045 5157

Southampton Old Cemetery Sunday 10th August 2014 100th Anniversary Commemoration time to be confirmed  
 

2013 Mural unveiling on 25th May 2013. Image Jill Ghanouni
Lectern at RSH Hospital ChapelGuildhall courtesy Arthur JefferyCourt LeetQM2's first arrival Dec 2003Southampton Old Cemetery
Two mayors laying a wreathMayor's ParlourMural Hamtun Street SouthamptonThorners Regents Park Road
 
Ceremony to relay the foundation stone at the RSH Hospital in 2011Central Hall SouthamptonFriends of RSH Hospital ChapelSouthampton Art Gallery
 
 
 In the 1950's Southampton Council ran a fleet of Guy Arab buses, in fact it was the largest fleet of that marque in the UK
 A small number are lovingly cared for by amateur enthusiasts and are seen out and about from time to time.
 
The altar in St Julien's, the French Church in Southampton