Editor John Avery - member Southampton Heritage Federation -  City of Southampton Society - Friends of Town Quay Park - Devon Family History Society - Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery [co-founder] - National Federation of Cemetery Friends - Huguenot Society of Britain and Ireland- The Southampton Fryatt Plaque
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City of Southampton Society [charity]
The general meetings are held at the Edmund Kell Church Hall [ground floor] in Bellevue Road off London Road. There is a hearing loop and facilities for disabled visitors. The meetings start at 7pm. The February meeting is the AGM and our President the Mayor of Southampton takes the chair.[Please note SCC charge for cars to park on the street until 8pm].
We attempt to have a variety of talks and speakers, some make return visits especially when a presentation has been well received by the members.  
We normally meet on the 4th Monday of specified months but occasionally alter this arrangement to avoid clashing with public holidays such as Easter.
We welcome visitors to our meetings Image courtesy Will Temple


28th November 2016 Prisons and Punishment in the 19th Century by Colin Moretti
23rd January 2017 Southampton - the slavery and sugar trade by Dr Andy Russel
 27th February 2017 AGM with our President the Mayor of Southampton in the chair followed by a short presentation John Jellicoe by John Avery
27th March 2017  William Walker -the diver at Winchester Cathedral by Margaret Braddock
24th April 2017 The Lost Pubs of Southampton by Dave Goddard
22nd May 2017 Berthon and his Boats by Barbara Burridge
[the Romsey vicar who developed the collapsible lifeboat as used on the Titanic]
June 2017 Annual outdoor visit [details to follow later]
28th November 2017 The War Under the Ground [Somme] by Peter Jones

Visitors are welcome as guests


Green Open Spaces Award 2016. The City of Southampton Society with Southampton Common and Parks Protection Society hold an annual competition to recognise a Community Park. The larger city parks are already catered for by the Green Flag Awards so this selection is for smaller local parks with community involvement and support.

The winner for 2016 is Queen's Park, Platform Road and the mayor will unveil the plaque at 11am on Thursday 8th September. The Highly Commended Award this year was awarded to Sholing Valley Study Centre.
Grateful acknowledgements to the two members of CoSS who sponsor the scheme.

Past winners are:

            St James’ Park, Shirley

            Sholing Doorstep Green

            The Shirley Warren Community Garden

            The Woolston Millennium Garden

            Shirley Pond/Lordsdale Greenway

            Portswood Recreation Ground

            Cedar Lodge Park, Shirley
           Town Quay Park
           Daisy Dip, Lobella Road
Where no “Friends” groups had existed before, we found that following the receipt of the Open Spaces Award these parks have set up local Friends of the Park groups.

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                       Site copyright 2016