John Avery Heritage
Member Southampton Heritage Federation
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 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, Friends of Southampton's Museums, Archives and Galleries and 
West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust , Landmark Trust, National Trust
Copyright 2017



 
   Home      Heritage Talks & Events in Southampton
 
 
City of Southampton Society
 
Our 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.
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.
 

Visitors are welcome, facilities for disabled persons.   

 Please note that from January 2014 SCC imposed street parking fee of £2 from 6pm to 8pm. From 9th March 2015 a new payment structure : it will also include scrapping the controversial evening charge that forced motorists to pay £2 to park for even a few minutes, and replacing it with a new fee of 50p every half an hour after 6pm.

Meetings are held at the Edmund Kell Church Hall in Bellevue Road starting at 7pm. 

 
 
 

 

 
 

27th November 2017 The War Under the Ground [Somme] by Peter Jones

2018
22nd January 2018  Southampton in Bloom by Jeanne Taylor


28th February 2018  The AGM chaired by our President the Mayor of Southampton followed by a short talk by Chris Litton on the charity 
the Southampton Area Talking Echo (SATE) which allows people with sight difficulties to have their copy of the Daily Echo. We also share in refreshments supplied by our members plus support of a raffle.


26th March 2018  
The Mary Rose by Margaret Braddock


23rd April 2018 Bevois Mount History by Allyson Hayes


21st May 2018 [date avoids bank holiday] A Trip Around Africa [some memories of The Union Castle line] by Nick Braddock


June 2018 Outdoor Visit [to be confirmed]


24th September 2018 Southampton and the Mayflower by Godfrey Collyer


The City of Southampton Society welcomes new members. The Society [a charity] works with other amenity groups and the council to ensure the development of well designed buildings and features, the best choice of protecting conservation areas, protection of listed buildings, maximum retention of green open spaces and the general awareness of the city's heritage. The Society welcomes individuals, not for profit organisations and societies and businesses as members.



Friday 13th October 2017
2pm – main library Woolston
Local Author Penny Legg will be at Woolston library and will talk about her life as an author, what inspires her to write and her latest book.
Plenty of time for questions, discussion and writing tips.
Penny is very kindly giving her time freely to support Woolston Library.
The library would like as many people as possible to support Penny.
Please do come.
Light refreshments and comfy chairs provided – Free
Books will be available for signing and sale.  











Southampton Fryatt Plaque

During the annual merchant Navy Commemoration Service the Fryatt family  attended the dedication by the port chaplain John Attenborough  of a new plaque to Southampton born Charles Algernon Fryatt. Afterwards invited guests attended a reception at the Masonic  Albion Place. 

Captain Charles Fryatt MN


 

Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society an active group with a current membership of about 100, interested in all aspects of  Hampshire's Industrial Archaeology.

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.
 

Date


Subject

Speaker




  January 9th

Victorian-style Music Entertainment

Peter Trodd

February 6th

Flying Boats in Southampton

Colin van Geffen

March 6th     

Arc Deco Buildings in Southampton

Andy Russel

April 3rd

Quaker Businesses in Britain

John Avery

May 8th

Gun Wharf Area of Portsmouth

M Underwood

June 5th

The Camden Winding Vaults of the London & Birmingham Railway

Bill Fawcett

July 3rd

Dorset Then and Now from the Air

Gordon le Pard

August 7th

The Fire Service

Alan House

September 4th

Steam Engines and Commercial Vehicles:  A Miscellany

Bob Smith

October 2nd

A Unique china clay works at Small Hanger on Dartmoor

Peter Stanier

November 6th

Annual General Meeting


December 4th

A Million Dollars of Entertainment

Bill White



 

 


Hampshire Genealogical Society Southampton branch
 
This friendly and welcoming group meets at 7.30 pm 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.




Millbrook Local History Society


 
Meetings at 7-30pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millbrook Road
 
 
 
7th September 2017 AGM and Quiz
 5th October 2017 A life in the year of a New Forest Pony by Anne Servier
2nd November 2017 Tichborne Claimant by John Avery
 
 



Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery
 
Events
 

 


 

 
2016
 
 

NO TASK DAY

Saturday 2nd January, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 16th January, 10.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 6th February, 9.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 20th February, 10.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 5th March, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 19th March, 10.00am

NEW START DATE FOR WILDLIFE WALK

Sunday 27th March, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 2nd April, 10.00am

Titanic - Booking advisable

Saturday 9th April, 11.00am

Titanic - Booking advisable

Saturday 9th April, 1.30pm

Titanic - Booking advisable

Sunday 10th April, 11.00am

Titanic - Booking advisable

Sunday 10th April, 1.30pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 16th April, 9.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 24th April, 2.00pm

ALL DAY-170TH ANNIVERSARY CEMETERY

Saturday 7th May, 10.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 14th May, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 21st May, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 29th May, 2.00pm

Heritage Walk

Wednesday 1st June, 11.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 4th June, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 18th June, 10.00am

Tales of the Sea

Sunday 19th June, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Saturday 25th June, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 2nd July, 10.00am

BATTLE OF THE SOMME - LATER START

Sunday 3rd July, 3.00pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 16th July, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 31st July, 2.00pm

Heritage Walk

Wednesday 3rd August, 11.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 6th August, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 20th August, 10.00am

Unusual Deaths

Sunday 21st August, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 28th August, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 3rd September, 10.00am

Heritage Weekend

Saturday 10th September, 11.30am

Heritage Weekend

Saturday 10th September, 2.30pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 17th September, 10.00am

Signs & Symbols

Sunday 18th September, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 25th September, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 1st October, 10.00am

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 15th October, 10.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 5th November, 10.00am

Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

Sunday 13th November, 2.15pm

Information Desk at The Hawthorns

Saturday 19th November, 10.00am

Task Day - Members Only

Saturday 3rd December, 10.00am

NO INFORMATION DESK

Saturday 17th December, 10.00am


Southampton City Museums Archaeology Society
 
 
  For further details or to book contact Anna at archaeoanna@yahoo.co.uk
 


If you would like to feature local talks and events [non commercial] please get in touch
 

Green Open Space Award

This project, which is generously sponsored by two members of CoSS, has achieved great success by promoting interest in our local parks in the city.

The Green Flag Award acknowledges the importance of Southampton Common and the Central Parks, but our own award scheme emphasises the need for local communities to identify with their local public open space.

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

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.

 Judges from both Societies  met in July to tour the nominated parks and choose a winning entry.  The Mayor unveiled a plaque at the successful park early on 5th September.

  

 Plaque Unveiling by the Mayor of Southampton - The ceremony  took place at 11.00 am on Thursday 5 September 2013. The award for 2013 was made to Friends of Town Quay Park and the runner up to Freemantle Lake Park.

members and guests gathering for the plaque ceremony. Image Will Temple.

Chairman Arthur Jeffery invited the Mayor to unveil the plaque. Image Will Temple.

Image Will Temple
 
 

  Thursday 4 September 2014.  Plaque unveiling by the Mayor of Southampton.   The plaque is embedded in a willow tree at Daisy Dip park.

Presenting the 2014 award to the daisy Dip Park



West End Local History Society

Meetings are held in the Parish Centre, Chapel Road at 7-30pm, facilities for attendees with disabilities. visitors pay £2 at the door.
 



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       see http://www.bitterne.net/
2017

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

Saturday 14th Jane Austen's Southampton Dr Cheryl Butler

NOVEMBER

Saturday 11th The Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Stephen Fisher

DECEMBER

Saturday 9th TBA









 



 





 



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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