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, West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust , Landmark Trust, National Trust
Copyright 2018



 
   Home      Heritage Talks & Events in the Southampton area
 
 
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. 

2018

 
 
 
 
18th June 2018 Outdoor Visit - a guided tour of Romsey Abbey


24th September 2018 Southampton and the Mayflower by Godfrey Collyer

22nd October 2018 The Old Bowling Club by John Saunders

26th November 2018 Southampton Docks by Alistair Welch [director ABP]





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.


Non commercial events such as talks and heritage walks are advertised here free of charge  

Bitterne Local History Society

Meetings are held in United Reformed Church Bitterne Precinct entrance next to Iceland store and the churchyard entrance. Members £2 Visitors £3 time 7-30pm

MARCH
Saturday 10th
Bygone Bitterne
Ian Abrahams

APRIL
Saturday 14th
Napoleonic prisoner of war work
Tony Cross
MAY
Saturday 12th
Pirates, privateers and a wedge of gold
Dr Cheryl Butler
JUNE
Saturday 9th
Silk stockings and spitfires
John Smith
JULY
Saturday 14th
Winchester: Bishops, buildings and bones - Part 1
Andrew Negus
AUGUST
Saturday 11th
Meeting or no meeting? TBA
SEPTEMBER
Saturday 8th
AGM
OCTOBER
Saturday 13th
Notable people of Bevois Mount
Allyson Hayes
NOVEMBER
Saturday 10th
How do you take yours? A secret history of tea
Jane Glennie
DECEMBER
Saturday 8th
Tales of old Southampton
Mike O'Leary story teller




 

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.  Free Car Parking. Occasional visitors are welcome to attend at no charge.

  January 8th

   Hampshire's First Pilot

   Mike Gibson

February 5th

History of Hydraulics

Steve Skinner

March 5th

The Southampton & Salisbury Canal revisited

Jon Sims

April 9th

Lucy Houston, the Lady who saved the nation

Colin van Geffen

May 14th

Swaythling Remount Depot.  Supplying Horses for war service

John Fish

June 4th

Silk stockings & Spitfires

John Smith

July 2nd

Women on the Railway

Becky Peacock

August 6th

The Queen Mary before & after the war

Stephen Hoadley

September 3rd

Aspects of Military Archaeology in the Ridgeway Region

Don Summers

October 1st

Northampton not Southampton: 
Industrial Heritage around a Midlands County

Peter Stanier

November 5th

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd

Victorian Humour

Alan Brindle

Date

Subject

Speaker

  January 8th

   Hampshire's First Pilot

   Mike Gibson

February 5th

History of Hydraulics

Steve Skinner

March 5th

The Southampton & Salisbury Canal revisited

Jon Sims

April 9th

Lucy Houston, the Lady who saved the nation

Colin van Geffen

May 14th

Swaythling Remount Depot.  Supplying Horses for war service

John Fish

June 4th

Silk stockings & Spitfires

John Smith

July 2nd

Women on the Railway

Becky Peacock

August 6th

The Queen Mary before & after the war

Stephen Hoadley

September 3rd

Aspects of Military Archaeology in the Ridgeway Region

Don Summers

October 1st

Northampton not Southampton: 
Industrial Heritage around a Midlands County

Peter Stanier

November 5th

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd

Victorian Humour

Alan Brindle

 


 

 


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.

 

Nursling and Rownhams History Group

Come to one of our talks and meet us at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall in Nursling Street, Nursling

 

 


THURS MAR 8, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 

The View from the Bargate

Speaker : Cheryl  Butler

THURS APR 12, 07:30 PM

at Village Hall

Special Operations Executive (SOE) in WWII and Training of Secret Agents at Beaulieu

Speaker : Nick  Saunders


 

SATURDAY. MAY 12, 2:30 PM

Visit and Talk on the Woodgreen "Village Wall Murals" - Grade II Listed.

Meet at Woodgreen Village Hall,

Hale , Nr. Fordingbridge, SP6 2AJ  

Talk starts  at 2.30 p.m.

Cost £8 pp. to include Cream Tea

Book with Liz by Thurs 3rd May

THURSDAY  JUNE 14, 11:00 AM  

Visit  - Winchester College Treasury   - Winchester College Collection of Art and Archeaology.   

Guided Tour commences 11:00 a.m.  Meet at College.  Cost £5 pp. 

Book with Liz by Mon. 4th June

THURS JULY 12, 6:30 PM
Visit & Guided Tour  - St. Mary's Church, Michelmersh, Nr Romsey  

Meet at Church.  

Tour Guide : John Chambers

Tour commences 6:30 p.m.

Donation to Church appreciated 

THURS OCT 11, 07:30 PM
at Nursling Village Hall 

King John's House 

Speakers : Barbara Burbridge

THURS NOV 08, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 

The Roman Road to Winchester. 

Speaker : Jon Sims

THURS DEC 13, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 

Holy Dusters and Brass Band of Winchester Cathedral   

Speaker : Margaret Braddock





Millbrook Local History Society



 
Meetings at 7-30pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millbrook Road
 
 
 
 
1st March 2018 The Imitation Game, Bletchley Park by John Hall
5th April 2018 Land of Pure Delight by Gordon Lewis
3rd May 2018 Mid Hants Railway - The Watercress Line Past and Present by David Yaldren
7th June 2018 William Walker- The Diver Who Saved Winchester Cathedral by Margaret Braddock
5th July 2018 Then and Now, Images of Dibden and Dibden Purlieu by Gordon Chambers
August No meeting
6th September 2018 AGM A Stroll through Shirley in the 50's and 60's [Part 2] by Tony Biffin
4th October 2018 Music in the Home, Victorian Style by Peter Trodd
1st November 2018 Victorian Mourning and Funeral Practices by John Avery
6th December 2018 Christmas Social Evening Mince Pies Sherry or two and Christmas Draw
 
 

FOSMAG Friends of Southampton's Museums, Archives and Galleries


 

Weston Shore Southampton

April 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Adam Manning (Chair of Friends of Weston Shore) will speak about beautiful Weston Shore, one of the few places in Southampton where people have access to Southampton Water. The Shore is a place rich in wildlife, and is an important designated Site of Special Scientific Interest as a habitat for migratory birds. Adam will also be looking at the rich cultural heritage of the area.   Cost £4 (Fosmag members) / £6 (visitors)


Richard Eurich – A Personal View

June 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Richard Eurich was an English painter who worked as a War Artist in the second World War. He was also known for his panoramic seascapes, and narrative paintings. His daughters Philippa Bambach and Caroline Martin will recall memories about their father and family life, and show some Eurich paintings that are not well known.

Details TBA

September 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Please note the date for your diary. The Venue will be the Jane Austen Room of the Dolphin Hotel

2018 AGM (Members only)

October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Following the AGM and coffee, Daniel Crow (Director of aSpace Arts) will update us on major progress with the God's House Tower (GHT) project. When re-opened, GHT will become a new arts & heritage venue in Old Town Southampton, featuring exhibitions that show work from the city's designated collection alongside the work of contemporary artists, that combine to interpret and represent the stories of GHT.

Christmas Social 2018: Members Only

December 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Social/fund raising event - details & venue TBA

 



Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

Events

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 3rd February, 10.00am

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 3rd March, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 11th March, 2.00pm

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 7th April, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 8th April, 2.00pm

FoSOC Open Day @ the Hawthorns

Saturday 14th April, 10.00am

Titanic Walk

Sunday 15th April, 2.00pm

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 5th May, 10.00am

Heritage Walk- 172nd Anniversary

Sunday 6th May, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 13th May, 2.00pm

Task Day-Members Only

Saturday 2nd June, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 10th June, 2.00pm

Artists Walk

Sunday 17th June, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 8th July, 2.00pm

Task Day- Members only 2nd Saturday

Saturday 14th July, 10.00am

Unusual Deaths Pt 3 - note time

Saturday 28th July, 11.00am

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 4th August, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 12th August, 2.00pm

Memories of the Great War

Sunday 19th August, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members only

Saturday 1st September, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th September, 2.00pm

Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

Sunday 11th November, 2.15pm



 

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. 

Talks are held at the Parish Centre in Chapel Road at 7-30 pm. Parking, facilities for disabled members and visitors, teas and coffees after the meeting. Visitors fee £2. 

March 7th Salisbury A tale of two cities part 3 by Andrew Negus
April 4th AGM followed by The Normans in Wessex by Kay Ainsworth
May 2nd From Romans to Normans - the birth of the English parish church by  Dr Frances Hurd
June 6th Radio Times -  Broadcasting Memories from 1930's to 1960's by John Pitman
July 4th The Mayflower and the Speedwell in Southampton by Geoffrey Wheeler
August 1st Social Evening at the Museum - all welcome
September 5th Nelson and HMS Victory  Lives and Times Colin Van Geffen
October 3rd 'Hobarts Funnies' the inventions in Churchill's 'toyshop' that made D Day successful by Dr Henry Goodall
November 7th Defence of the Realm - gun culture in Tudor Southampton by Dr Cheryl Butler
December 5th Social evening - American supper and raffle [members only]






 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 



 





 



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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