Sir Sydney Guy Kimber. (23).

A man who cared for Southampton.

Born  5th. November  1873 – died 1949.  Mayor ( 695th./ 696th.) -1918-1920.He led the Council for 38 years-1910 to 1948.    The Civic Centre & Sports Centre among his many activities & achievements.  His first employment as a young man was to work in his Father’s brickyard at Highfield ( now part of the University Campus).  He received  his Knighthood -21st. February 1935. His autobiography – ’38 Years of Public Life In Southampton’ – published-1949, is a compelling history of his life. He lived , worked & cared for Southampton.

Lubor Velecky-a fighter for open spaces.(18).

Lubor Velecky-1927- 2001.


Lubor was Honorary Secretary of SCAPPS from 1974 to 2001. He died- 30/11/2001.  Originally from Brno-Czechoslovakia, he came to the UK in 1948 ; later an academic at Southampton University.Thanks to his complaint to the Ombudsman, his complaint was upheld and Rockstone Place returned to its original open space; as given to the Town in 1879 .Rectified  in 1991.The plaque in memory of Lubor is installed in the east wall of Rockstone  Place Park. (Little Mongers).