SOUTHAMPTON LOCAL HISTORY
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Editor John Avery - member Southampton Heritage Federation - Southampton Local History Forum - 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

 Please note that from January 2014 SCC imposed street parking fee of £2 from 6pm to 8pm. From 9th March 2015 a new charging structure replacing it with a new fee of 50p every half an hour after 6pm.

 


 
Meetings are held at the Edmund Kell Church Hall in Belle Vue Road starting at 7pm. Visitors are welcome, facilities for disabled persons.   
 
 

 
 
 
29th June 2015 Outdoor visit to Twyford Water Works [meet at 10am] after the tour lunch at the Phoenix Inn pub Twyford

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

25th January 2016  The Battle of Britain over Southampton 1940
This will focus particularly on the two major attacks
on the Supermarine Aircraft works at Woolston by John Smith
 
22nd February 2016 AGM with our President the Mayor of Southampton in the chair followed by refreshments and short presentation
 
21st March 2016 [note date to avoid Easter weekend] A short study of mathematical tiles in Southampton and Hampshire by Nigel Cook

 

25th April 2016 Uncle Albert's Diaries - account of a RAMC medical orderly's experience on hospital trains, Netley Royal Victoria Hospital and hospital ships in wartime by Andy Skinner



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, 20/07/2015 – Firemen in WW2 - Alan House
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 17/08/2015 – Member’s Evening (5 minute talks) - Second World War Memorabilia
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 21/09/2015 – The Origins of the Red Cross - Shirley Lawson
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 19/10/2015 – Talk and valuation of Millitaria, badges & photos - Geoff Allmark Collectables
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 16/11/2015 – Tracing my GI father - Pauline Natividad
    • 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 21/12/2015 – Christmas Buffet & Members' Evening

 


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

 

 
Details of talks awaited from SCC Library service. There is some uncertainty on the future of the group but there has as yet been no announcement




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








Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 23rd May, 10.00am cancelled
Heritage Walk Wednesday 3rd June, 11.00am
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 6th June, 10.00am
Wildlife & Butterfly Walk Sunday 7th June, 2.00pm
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 20th June, 10.00am
Peninsular & Napoleonic Wars Sunday 21st June, 2.00pm
Heritage Walk Wednesday 1st July, 11.00am
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 4th July, 10.00am
Wildlife & Butterfly Walk Sunday 5th July, 2.00pm
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 18th July, 10.00am
Mayors of Southampton Town Sunday 19th July, 2.00pm
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 1st August, 10.00am
Wildlife & Butterfly Walk Sunday 2nd August, 2.00pm
Heritage Walk Wednesday 5th August, 11.00am
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 15th August, 10.00am
Grace & Favour Sunday 16th August, 2.00pm
Heritage Walk Wednesday 2nd September, 11.00am
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 5th September, 10.00am
Wildlife & Butterfly Walk Sunday 6th September, 2.00pm
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 19th September, 10.00am
Tales of the Sea Sunday 20th September, 2.00pm
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 3rd October, 10.00am
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 17th October, 10.00am
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 7th November, 10.00am
Remembrance Sunday Ceremony Sunday 8th November, 2.15pm
Information Desk at The Hawthorns Saturday 21st November, 10.00am
Task Day - Members Only Saturday 5th December, 10.00am
1st Walk - Themed Friday 1st January, 2.00pm
 
 



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.

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

 
 

Southampton City Museums Archaeology Society
 

For further details contact Anna at archaeoanna@yahoo.co.uk or 'phone 07812 851095
 



 Friends of Southampton Museums, Archives and Galleries

Jake Simpkin

May 13 @ 10:30 am

| FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

·Jake Simpkin – This illustrated talk features the Conservation Area of Carlton Crescent and Rockstone Place, looking at the architecture of these beautifully proportioned Terraces, and remembering some of the colourful characters who lived there. 

Cost:

FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00 Venue Southampton Solent University

Test Conference Room, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN

Organizer

Diana Tizzard  Phone: 023 8055 6981
 

Spring Walk in the Old Cemetery

May 19 @ 10:30 am

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By popular request – Spring Walk in the Old Cemetery with Geoff Watts looking at relevant burial sites and enjoying the Spring flowers and fauna. Meet by The Old Chapel. Donations to FoSoc.

Venue Southampton Old Cemetery Organizer Diana Tizzard Phone:023 8055 6981

Email:

drtizzard@dsl.pipex.com

Alfons Mucha

June 10 @ 10:30 am

| FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

 

Adrian Light – Alfons Mucha was a Slav born in the small Moravian town of Ivancice in 1860 when the Czech lands were at that time administered by Austria and which subsequently became a part of the vast Austro-Hungarian Empire. Mucha had a fairly conventional training as an artist before settling in Paris where he shared a flat with Paul Gauguin and mixed with the Bohemian set. He achieved overnight fame with the revolutionary posters that he designed for ‘the Divine Sarah’ (the actress Sarah Bernhardt). He was later feted in America where the controversial industrialist, diplomat and art patron Charles Crane funded Mucha’s conception of a monumental set of canvases depicting the history of the Slav people. He returned to his native country to execute these remarkable canvases which he gave to the city of Prague. Intensely proud of his homeland, with the formation of an independent Czechoslovakia, he made a number of interesting contributions to the new state’s paraphernalia such as designs for its coat of arms, postage stamps and banknotes. During his lifetime he also produced theatre sets, book illustrations, designed jewellery (especially for Fouquet whose famous Paris shop interior and façade he also designed), carpets and wallpaper. Such was his impact on the art world that ‘le Style Mucha’ became synonymous with the term Art Nouveau.

With the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Nazis in 1939 his ardent Pan-Slavism brought him to the attention of the Gestapo. He was arrested and though released did not recover from the ordeal and died shortly afterwards. He is buried in the Czech Pantheon, the Slavin in the ancient citadel of Vysehrad. Whilst focussing on Mucha’s artistic achievement the talk will set his life in the context of his involvement with the emergence of the Czech state and his commitment to Pan-Slavism. Reference will also be made to the upcoming exhibition of Mucha’s work at Bournemouth’s Russell-Cotes Museum and art Gallery which will explore Mucha’s idea of beauty – the core principle underlying his artistic philosophy.  The exhibition will feature up to 80 works (including posters, paintings and photographs) mainly from Mucha’s Paris period.

Cost:
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

Venue

Southampton Solent University
Test Conference Room, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 7NN
Organizer Diana Tizzard Phone: 023 8055 6981

Alfons Mucha Exhibition

June 17

| £4.00

Adrian Light will accompany us. Full details available soon – entrance £4 bookable through FoSMAG in advance. Independent transport by car sharing, bus or train.

Venue

Russel Coates Museum
Bournemouth

Organizer Diana Tizzard Phone: 023 8055 6981 Email: drtizzard@dsl.pipex.com

The History and Development of Printing and how it has evolved to the present day.

July 8 @ 10:30 am

| FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

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Katherine Anteney, Co-Director, Red Hot Press

Katherine graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Printmaking from Winchester School of art in 2004.
Since that time she has continued to her practice as a printmaker and also branched out into bookbinding.
She co-runs Red Hot Press, Southampton’s Open Access Print Workshop where she teaches printmaking to adults.
She also works part-time at Southampton Solent University as Technical Instructor in Printmaking.
 

Cost:
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

Venue

Southampton Solent University
Test Conference Room, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7NN

Organizer Diana Tizzard Phone: 023 8055 6981 Email: drtizzard@dsl.pipex.com


Sir Hubert von Herkommer – his life and work

September 9 @ 10:30 am

| FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

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Born Hubert Herkomer in Bavaria of peasant stock (he was later ennobled by Wilhelm II [The Kaiser]) hence the ‘von’ and was also knighted by Edward VII. The family immigrated to America when he was only two but returned to Europe in 1857, when Herkomer was eight and settled in Southampton, where he subsequently attended Southampton School of Art for two years from the age of 14. He continued his art education in Munich and the South Kensington schools.

His early work was largely black and white illustration submitted to various periodicals including The Graphic. His Graphic submissions included a number of illustrations for Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Herkomer regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1873 and his 1875 RA painting of The Last Muster ensured him fame for the rest of his life.

He also became one of the most celebrated and highly paid portrait painters of his generation, painting many famous people (the NPG has 47 of his portraits of people such as Kitchener, Baden-Powell, Tennyson, Ruskin [whom Herkomer succeeded as the Slade Professor at Oxford], Carlyle, Disraeli, the Rothchilds, and his friend Thomas Hardy).

Fittingly, there are six of Herkomer’s oil paintings in Southampton City Art Gallery and also a portrait of him by one of his students, George Harcourt and it is hoped that thesed works will be available for viewing after the talk.

This talk by Adrian Light will consider Herkomer’s life and work. It will include an examination of his contribution to Social Realism in art, (see also Frank Holl works in Southampton City Art Gallery), his contribution to art education (including that of his pupil and protégée the Bournemouth-born artist Lucy Kemp-Welch), stage design, music, and very early cinema, and his influence on one of the world’s greatest artists. We will also look at the two houses that he had built in Bavaria and in Bushey, the latter being a unique European example of Romanesque Revival architecture by the American Henry Hobson Richardson.

 
Cost:
FoSMAG £3.50 - Visitors £5.00

Venue

Lecture Theatre, City Art Gallery
Southampton

Organizer Diana Tizzard 

Phone:
023 8055 6981Email:
drtizzard@dsl.pipex.com

Annual General Meeting

October 10 @ 10:00 am

Followed by tea/coffee

Venue

Lecture Theatre, City Art Gallery
Southampton

Organizer

Diana Tizzard
Phone:
023 8055 6981
Email:
drtizzard@dsl.pipex.com



Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society







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.



Bitterne Local History Society
Meetings of Bitterne Local History Society are held on the second Saturday of each month (except August) at 7.00pm in Bitterne United Reformed Church (entrance in the Precinct, next to Bitterne Churchyard).Members £1 Non members £3




























MAY

Saturday 09th

Where is and What is that? (Secret haunts of Hampshire)

Jill Daniels

JUNE

Saturday 13th

Getting started: Family History

Les Mitchinson

JULY

Saturday 11th

All the Fun of the Fair (a History of Hampshire Showpeople)

Alastair Arnott

AUGUST

-

No Meeting

-

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 12th

AGM


OCTOBER

Saturday 10th

Violet's Titanic escape

Jane Glennie

NOVEMBER

Saturday 14th

Memories of the Great War

Geoff Watts

DECEMBER

Saturday 12th

TBA

TBA


Millbrook Local History Society
Meetings at 7-30pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millbrook Road
 
 

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



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                       Site copyright 2015