John Avery Heritage
Member Southampton Heritage Federation
 Sharing local history with the community
In 1967 the Queen Mary set off on her final voyage to Longbeach, California. This watercolour by Eric Crompton records the farewell.A stone carving on the RSH Hospital Chapel.An afternoon stroll on Plymouth Breakwater
John Avery is a Fellow of the Huguenot Society of Britain and Ireland, a member of Southampton
Heritage Federation, City of Southampton Society [Honorary Life Member], Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery [Honorary Life Member],  Friends of  Town Quay Park, National Federation of Cemetery Friends, The Southampton Fryatt Plaque, Devon Family History Society, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust , Landmark Trust, National Trust
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March 10 2015
P&O Cruises held the Naming Ceremony at Southampton of its new flagship Britannia. The ceremony was performed by HM The Queen accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The biggest ship designed exclusively for Britain, Britannia is P&O Cruises latest 'modern classic' heralding a new era of holiday choice.
Britannia's most outstanding design statement is reserved for her three deck high atrium with illuminating star burst sculpture and also provides the largest British Spa at sea, a state of the art theatre with LED wall, four pools, gym, with a multi million pound art collection including a specially commissioned representation of the 'Spirit of Modern Britain' from artist Johnny Bull.
My grateful thanks to Ann MacGillivray of solutions-southampton for the images of the ceremony. Images copyright Ann MacGillivray 10th March 2015
Copyright Ann MacGillivray 10th March 2015  The Royal Wave HM The Queen at the naming ceremony of Britannia 10th March 2015 copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 The Bishop blessing the Britannia at the naming ceremony 10th March 2015 copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 Britannia naming ceremony 10th March 2015 copyright Ann MacGillivray 2015 Mayor's Escort Gregory Thorne and the Mayor of Southampton and Admiral of the Port Councillor Sue Blatchford at the Britannia naming ceremony at Southampton 10th March 2015


snowfall Southampton Old Cemetery courtesy FoSOCSeamen's strike at Southampton 1966Royal Blues at Bournemouth c 1949 photo by Derek Amey local historians Jim Brown and John Avery deep in thought. Image Ann MacGillivray Veronica Tippetts addressing Court Leet Oct 2nd 2012. Image Will TempleJohn Melody Southampton Town Crier at Court Leet 2012. Image Will Temple