R.M.S.Titanic Commemorative Feature.(31).

 The R.M.S. Titanic Commemorative Feature -20/12/2010, installed at the Civic Centre- Southampton, presented to the City by the City of Southampton Society, from funds of the Queen’s Peace Fountain Public Appeal-1990-2001.Produced by Blackwell & Moody, Ltd., Winchester.

                                The installation team at the Civic Centre-20/10/2010.
See also No. 13-Presentation of Feature & Book of Remembrance-Civic Centre -13th. April 2011, 11.30am.

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.

**Jonas Nichols Fountain-How We Care?.(26).

Jonas Nichols-Fountain-14th July 1882.

Latest news City of Southampton Society has offered ( 5/1/2012 ) to donate up to £5000 towards agreed repairs to this -Listed  Grade 2- Commemorative Feature. Funds available from the Queen’s Peace Fountain Public Appeal. Frequent Court Leet Presentments since 30/9/2008  ( Council reply ” No funds in foreseeable future-not high priority”).

Walk the Jane Austen’s trail. (15).

Jane Austen's Heritage Trail-2006.

‘Jane’ invites you to enjoy the ‘ Trail’ & its happy memories1.

1. – The Bargate-Trail starts.  

2. –  All Saints Church site-High Street -Corner East Street.

3.- The Spa Gardens-site.  Arundel Circus. M & S site.

4. -Jane Austen’s House-site. Castle Square. North side Bosun’s Locker Pub.

5.- Long Rooms/Baths site. Western Esplanade.  Wall west side.

6. – Theatre Royal site.  French Street.  In front of flats.

7. – The Water Gate.  Town Quay.  South side wall.

8. – The Platform (The Beach ).  Town Quay.  South side God’s House.

9. – The Dolphin Hotel.  High Street.  On Hotel wall.  Heritage Trail ends.


Itchen Ferry-Woolston-Southampton(6)

Plaque to commemorate the ‘Lost Village’ ,destroyed by German bombing in 2nd World War. Installed by City Council in 1990 as part of improved layout of the Ferry area. Plaque designed by Johanna Metcalfe  see ( also Blog No. 32) – stolen in 2008.  Current efforts to replace by local Rowing Club.  Plaque pattern located.