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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Royal Blue Coaches.

  • Photographed by John Ward of Weymouth.
  • I produced the card for Dorset Transport Circle.
  • The coach was first registered in 1953.
  • In service the coach travelled from Penzance to/from London three times a week averaging 98000 miles in a year
  • The roof luggage carrier was highly dangerous in cold wet weather [giving the nickname "camel humps"].
OTT 98 50th anniversary card


Wembury Church Devon.

  • The church someway from the village overlooks the beach and was a landmark for shipping.
  • My family history is set in the village with several Avery headstones in the ancient churchyard..
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Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrin one of my postcards with a Scottish theme and next there is Charmouth in Dorset.

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Another Dorset view, Golden Cap and Bosham, West Sussex

Golden Cap   Bosham

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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