Trams I Knew. (28).


Southampton’s Trams.(28).

Southampton  Tram No. 45- Open top-Journey to Floating Bridge.Electric cars ran in Southampton from January 1900 until the end of 1949. No. 45 was purchased by enthusiasts & eventually went to the National Tramways’ Museum for preservation & use by visitors to enjoy rides.  Tram No. 11 was one of the first to pass through the Bargate.  Southampton’s ‘Tram 57 project’ have spent much time & effort to preserve some trams with the object of seeing them again on our City’s streets.      They did pass through the Bargate. Women Conductresses who served the trams in World War 1 . Courtesy – Hampshire County Magazine-Vol.26.No.11. 1986.

Southampton’s Spitfire Proposal. (27).


R.J.Mitchell’s Vision. (27).
The above Spitfire monument was selected from many public submissions by the ‘Spitfire Tribute Foundation’  designed by Australian Nick Hancock.It is hoped to raise 2million pounds from public donations.
The monument almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty.
Located on the site of Trafalgar Dock, Southampton, ( a listed
site, at present infilled ).‘R.J.Mitchell’ views the proposal to his Spitfire creation.
NB. No doubt  consideration has been  given to possible aircraft passing overhead & illumination?
Courtesy Southern Daily Echo; the late Gordon Mitchell.