John Avery Heritage
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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
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   Home      St Julien's - the French church in Southampton

copyright Ann MacGillivray 2009The plaque on the interior of St Julien's reflects the discovery of a grave nearby to the church when undergoing restoration c1887 by Victorian masons. In the grave the skeleton reflected a man tall in height and the head of the skelton detached from the body and believed to be one of the three plotting to kill king Henry V. One of the three Thomas Gray was executed by beheading by axe in front of the Bargate. His two co-conspirators both earls of the realm were tried at an extra court. Interestingly the French cannot translate the English language "th" in a word and the mason inscribing the plaque has shown Northumberland without the "h" -  was that by intentional or a mistake? [Image Ann MacGillivray of solutions-southampton]. The Red Lion inn claims to be the site where the trial[s] were held but with a Royal Palace in the town and surely maximum status required for such a trial it was probably held in the royal castle not an inn.The Earl of Cambridge was taller than the co-conpirators and this may be his skeleton found at the church.

A memorial plaque in St Julien's Church, Southampton image Ann MacGillivray Memorial plaque in the St Julien Church, Southampton [image Ann MacGillivray]

St Julien's Church interior image Ann MacGillivray Carving on the interior support arch at St Julien's Church [image Ann MacGillivray]

Altar cross at St Julien's church, Southampton image Ann MacGillivray Altar cross at St Julien's Church, Southampton image Ann MacGillivray

Floor grave marker in St Julien's Church Southampton image Ann MacGillivray Grave marker in the floor of St Julien's church, Southampton image Ann MacGillivray

A marker plate of a female figure [head now missing] in the floor at St Julien Church in Southampton [image Ann MacGillivray]


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