SOUTHAMPTON LOCAL HISTORY
 
Editor John Avery - member Southampton Heritage Federation -  City of Southampton Society [Honorary Life Member]- Friends of Town Quay Park - Devon Family History Society - Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery [co-founder] [Honorary Life Member] - National Federation of Cemetery Friends - Huguenot Society of Britain and Ireland- The Southampton Fryatt Plaque [co-founder]
 
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City of Southampton Society
The charity promotes the heritage of Southampton and hosts talks on local and national history. The Planning and Environmental Sub Committee monitors Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Green Open Spaces.Guests are welcome, please note a £2 parking charge for parking until 8pm on local streets.
See website
http://www.coss.org.uk


John Avery Heritage

A local heritage site including Southampton and much wider topics such as maritime incidents, local murders and the Riot at Dartmoor Gaol.

http://www.johnaverypostcards.co.uk

Additional links [non commercial] will be considered
 
 
Cemeteries Conservation

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

 
National Federation of Cemetery Friends
 

 Founded by John Avery, Geoff Watts and Veronica Tippetts the voluntary group help to care for the Old Cemetery [previously known as Cemetery by the Common and Hill Lane Cemetery. Members engage in work days clearing litter and intrusive bramble and knotweed as well as assisting in the finding of the location of graves and family research.

http://www.fosoc1846@googlemail.com
 
The national cemetery friends linking the many voluntary cemetery conservation groups in the UK.
http://www.cemeteryfriends.org.uk
 
 

 
Heritage Federation
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Conservation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local History
Southampton Heritage Federation the federation meets regularly with council officers and councillors and heritage/conservation organisations. It represents four main groups [1] aviation [2] maritime [4] land transport [4] social history. In 2013 it held the first Maritime Festival with the assistance of Associated British Ports [ABP] and due to its success the second was held in 2014 [22/23 August] Dock Gate 4.
Apart from representing group members, the federation has individual members.
 

 
Friends of St James' Park Set up to engage the local community in sharing the care of this urban park at upper Shirley, the park has award winning play facilities as a result of a HLF grant
 
http://www.fosjp.org.uk
 

The Friends of Riverside Park The volunteers work with SCC to create a safe, clean venue where various activities are held to promote this fine riverside park at Bitterne Park.
 
http://www.friendsofriversidepark.org/
 

Austin A30 / A35 Owners Club  The entusiasts take their vehicles to local fayres and events. They meet at the Empress of Blandings pub at Copythorne where apart from sharing ideas on car conservation the members enjoy talks on transport and local history topics.
http://www.austina35sotongroup.co.uk/ 
http://www.bitterne.net/
 

 
Bitterne Local History Society has a secondhand goods shop which contains a small research facility in Peartree Avenue, Bitterne. Meetings are held in the United Reformed Church above the Iceland Shop. To contact it is recommended that you do so via the shop in Peartree Avenue as incoming e mails are seldom monitored.
 
West End Local History Society. The society meets in West End Parish Hall in Chapel Road. The museum/ heritage centre is usually open 10am to 4pm in the Old Fire Station, The High Street [closed usually bank holiday weekends].
 
 
Millbrook Local History Society meets at the Church Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook.
 
 
Bevois Mount Local History Group We are a relatively new local history group (started Sept 2013) researching the history of the Bevois Mount area of Southampton. We have a Facebook page /www.facebook.com/bevoismounthistory and we are also in the process of creating a web page.

Highfield History A site full of information about the former hamlet of Highfield, South Stoneham, but now part of Southampton, Hampshire.
This is not a commercial site, just an archive of great information for those searching for ancestors, or wanting to find a grave, or just interested in the history of the area.
It has been made possible thanks to enthusiasts who have a love for this kind of thing and we hope that you find the information and resources of interest.

 
 
Hampshire Genealogical Society The society has various branches throughout Hampshire. The Southampton branch meets at the Catholic Hall, Commercial Street, Bitterne.
http://www.hgs-familyhistory.com/news-events/
 
  http://www.hgs-familyhistory.com/news-events/ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
To add a link or to update contacts etc please contact John Avery

 
Lectern at RSH Hospital ChapelGuildhall courtesy Arthur JefferyCourt LeetQM2's first arrival Dec 2003Southampton Old Cemetery
Two mayors laying a wreathMayor's ParlourMural Hamtun Street SouthamptonThorners Regents Park Road
 
Ceremony to relay the foundation stone at the RSH Hospital in 2011Central Hall SouthamptonFriends of RSH Hospital ChapelSouthampton Art Gallery
 
 
 In the 1950's Southampton Council ran a fleet of Guy Arab buses, in fact it was the largest fleet of that marque in the UK
 A small number are lovingly cared for by amateur enthusiasts and are seen out and about from time to time.
 
The altar in St Julien's, the French Church in Southampton                       Site copyright 2016