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Editor John Avery - Southampton Heritage Federation - Southampton Local History Forum - City of Southampton Society - West End Local History Society - Friends of Town Quay Park - Devon Family History Society - Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery - National Federation of Cemetery Friends - Huguenot Society of Britain and Ireland- The Southampton Fryatt Plaque
 
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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

 


 
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 by 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 The Southampton Women's Survey: improving women's health and the growth and development of their children.  A talk by Dr Hazel Inskip.
Between 1998 and 2002, more than12,500 young women were recruited to the Southampton Women's Survey and around 3,000 of them were followed through a subsequent pregnancy and their children are being followed up.  The study and selected findings will be described, along with subsequent work in the City, based on the study results, to improve
women and children's health.
 
18th May 2015 Roman Settlement in Southampton by Dr Andy Russel

28th September 2015  Port No1 and the Swaythling Remount Camp by John Fish
 
26th October 2015 The History of Southampton Fire Department by Alan House
 
23rd November 2015 Quaker Businesses in Britain by John Avery


 


Friends of Town Quay Park

Town Quay Park

Plaque awarded by CoSS and SCAPPS. Image Will Temple. 

 


 
Friends of Town Quay Park
 
 
 
News: on 7th November children from St John’s School Bug Club helped with the laying of poppy wreaths in the FEPOW garden. They listened attentively as FTQP volunteers discussed the 2 world wars, prisoner of war camps, the return to Southampton, the concern of families of FEPOW, giving thanks for the safe return of many and commemorating those who didn’t come back.  It was a solemn but also very enjoyable occasion that added meaning to the work we do in the park.

Fundraising: 40 friends of the park took part in a quiz at the Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street and had a very jolly evening whilst raising £250 for our funds

Gardening group: This volunteer group continues to meet on the first Friday and third Sunday of each month. We have spent some of our own funds on planting autumn plants and spring bulbs.
Events brought to you by:

The Friends of Town Quay Park

www.friendsoftownquaypark.org.

enquiries@friendsoftownquaypark.org.uk



Hampshire Genealogical Society

This friendly and welcoming group meets at 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays) at the Roman Catholic Church Hall, Commercial Street, Bitterne.  We welcome both new members and visitors to our group.
  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 15/12/2014 – Christmas Buffet & Quiz
  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 19/01/2015 – Members’ Evening
  • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 16/02/2015 – Port No 1 and the Swaythling Remount Camp - John Fish

 


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

 

 
December - no meeting
 
  15th January 2015  Quaker Businesses in Britain by John Avery




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 65507538 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.
Events
Task day (postponed until new year) Saturday 6th December, 10.00am
Task day - Members Only Saturday 3rd January, 10.00am
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 7th February, 10.00am
Information Desk- restarts Feb 2015 Saturday 21st February, 10.00am
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 7th March, 10.00am
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 21st March, 10.00am
Wildlife & Butterfly Walk Friday 3rd April, 2.00pm
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 4th April, 10.00am
Wildlife & Butterfly Walk Sunday 5th April, 2.00pm
Titanic - Booking advisable Friday 10th April, 11.00am
Titanic - Booking advisable Friday 10th April, 2.00pm
Titanic - Booking advisable Saturday 11th April, 11.00am
Titanic - Booking advisable Saturday 11th April, 2.00pm
Titanic - Booking advisable Sunday 12th April, 11.00am
Titanic - Booking advisable Sunday 12th April, 2.00pm
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 18th April, 10.00am
Heritage Walk Wednesday 6th May, 11.00am
 
 



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.

January 7

TALES FROM THE INN - the story of the

Dolphin of Southampton

Dr Cheryl Butler

February 4

LYNDHURST - a brief history

Peter Roberts

March 4

THE NOOKS & CRANNIES OF ROMSEY

Phoebe Merrick

April 1

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Plus

A TALK ON “BEE-KEEPING”

May 6

QUAKERS AT WAR

Dr Frances Hurd

June 3

WINCHESTER - Bishops, Buildings and Bones

Andrew Negus

July 1

QUEEN VICTORIA’S LAST JOURNEY

Peter Keat

August 5

SOCIAL EVENING AT THE MUSEUM

(including raffle and free refreshments)

ALL WELCOME

September 2

VICTORIAN SOUTHAMPTON: the Age of Steam and Expansion

Jake Simpkin

October 7

AIRFIELDS OF THE NEW FOREST

John Levesley

November 4

MEMORIES OF THE GREAT WAR

Geoff Watts

December 2

SOCIAL EVENING

CHRISTMAS BUFFET,

ENTERTAINMENT & RAFFLE

 


Friends of Southampton Museums, Archives and Galleries
 
  The Road To Agincourt
December 10 @ 10:30 am
The Lecture Theatre, City Art Gallery,
Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

A few years ago, Southampton Green Badge Guide, Geoff Watts, made a car journey following the route taken by King Henry V from Harfleur (close to modern Le Havre) to the field of Agincourt. This talk is based on that journey and also looks at the preparations at Southampton for the 1415 campaign and the story of the Battle of Agincourt itself.


Christmas Lunch

December 17 @ 12:00 pm
The Aspire, The Hub, City College,
Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

Christmas Lunch at the Aspire, City College – 12 noon for 12.15 p.m.  Three Course lunch with coffee and mince pie, £17 50p.  Full menu available from the Events Organiser by email, or sae, or at the September and October Events.  30 places only £5 deposit please, cheque payable to FoSMAG.


January 2015
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

Great Houses and Castles of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic)

January 14, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Southampton Solent University,
157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN United Kingdom

Barbara Peacock MA FRSA. The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia, has one of the richest assemblages of great houses in Europe. This lecture will show something of their quality and variety . We will see mediaeval castles dramatically perched on rocky hilltops, beautiful courtyard houses in the Renaissance style, sumptuous Baroque palaces, delicate Rococo pleasure pavilions, and chaste Neo-classical interiors


February 2015
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

From Figurative to Abstract Art, the Paintings of Sir Tom Monnington

February 11, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Southampton Solent University,
Test Conference Room, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN United Kingdom

Christine Clearkin – Tom Monnington was marked out for a great career when he won the British School at Rome Scholarship in Decorative Painting in 1922, his final year as a student at the Slade.  Important commissions followed in both murals and portraiture, but as the years passed he lost his desire to paint.  The War intervened and gave him fresh inspiration


March 2015
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

Rubens and his legacy

March 11, 2015 @ 10:30 am
Lecture Theatre, City Art Gallery,
Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom

Lecture Theatre, City Art Gallery – David Westhead.  Rubens and his Legacy – this talk is designed to coincide with the Blockbuster Exhibition at the Royal Academy.


Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society

 January 5th

Haslar's half-mile of history

David Henshaw

February 2nd     

What's in the pantry?

Jenny Carter

March 2nd      

Industrial Archaeology in Polar Regions

Angela & Nigel Smith

April 13th

Bridges

Tony Yoward

May 11th

Forgotten Wrecks of WW1

Stephen Fisher

June 1st

Village Life in the 40s & 50s

John Pitman

July 6th

Purbeck Clay Mining

Clare Randall

August 3rd        

Alexandra Palace

Peter Keat

September 7th

Members Evening


October 5th

Looking at Lime Kilns

Dr Peter Stanier

November 2nd

Annual General Meeting


December 7th

Technology in the home

Martin Gregory



 
 

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.


Southampton Cenotaph Families and Friends Group
 
Working with the Curator of exhibitions at Southampton Solent University we are pleased to announce our first small exhibition in the Foyer Gallery Space in the James Matthews Building in Above Bar, Southampton SO14 7NN (formerly the site of the Plummers Department Store which some of you may remember).
 
The exhibition runs from Monday 24th November through to Wednesday 10th December. The building is open 9am to 9pm weekdays and 10am to 5pm weekends. This exhibition is open to all and there is no admission charge.
 
This is our first exhibition, it is a small one and features the stories of 7 of those named on the Cenotaph and Memorial Wall:
 
Bertie Sonley
Charles Herbert Collet
Charles Algernon Fryatt
Edward Sparks
Geoffrey Haddock
Henry Stride
Wilfred Loveday Hales
 
It also tells a little bit about the work of the Southampton Cenotaph Families and Friends Group.  We intend that it is a precursor to larger exhibitions for the future.
 
Please share this information with your own family, friends and groups.
 
If you do visit the exhibition please let us know your thoughts either via email or by posting to our website www.southamptoncenotaph.com or to our Facebook page.
 

Millbrook Local History Society
Meetings at 7-30pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millbrook Road
 
 
8th January 2015 Eling Tide Mill by David Plunkett
5th February 2015 Inns and Taverns in Southampton by David Goddard
5th March Village Life 1940's-1950's by John Pitman
2nd April Quiz and Easter Raffle with Tony Biffin
7th May Unto Southampton Do We Shift Our Scene by Geoff Watts
4th June Boys from King Edward's School killed on the Somme - a talk by Peter Jones
2nd July A talk on the History of Hythe Piers and Ferries by Sarah Marsden
3rd September AGM and Quiz with Tony Biffin
1st October Dust on their shoes by John Avery
5th November Mary Rose Tudor Warship by Dr Kenneth Collins
 

Green Open Space Award 2014
Timetable

 
 
  Thursday 4 September 2014.  Plaque unveiling by the Mayor of Southampton at Daisy Dip, Lobelia Road. 
 Arthur Jeffery chairman CoSS and SCAPPS welcoming the Mayor Councillor Sue Blatchford to the 2014 Award ceremony at Daisy Dip Southampton

 The Award plaque mounted on a willow tree at Daisy Dip Park Southampton



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)












































DECEMBER

Saturday 13th


 


Brands and Products Ian Abrahams

FEBRUARY Saturday 14th Flying Enterprise and the tug Turmoil by John Avery
 

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