City of Southampton Society
Registered Charity No 1006256 England and Wales
caring for our city's heritage and its green open spaces
Webmaster John Avery
                                      Titanic departing from Southampton April 1912          John Melody Town Crier          
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Queen Mary entering KG DOCKOur outdoor visit to Minstead Church in 2011 image Will TempleWarrior who after service on the front in WWI became a Southampton Police Horse. Image by kind permission Bitterne Local History SocietySouthampton CenotaphJohn Melody Town Crier at Tudor Revels 2012 image Arthur Jeffery
 

The following meetings and events are displayed as a courtesy but you may wish to check with the organisations re any changes or updates etc

aSpace Arts

aSpace event
We’ve organised a free programme of events throughout September in the ruined Canute's Palace at the bottom of the High Street called ArtVaults: Live - http://aspacearts.org.uk/news/artvaults-live-programme-confirmed
Free event Sunday 9th September. Apocryphal Anachronism is a free audio tour by artist Wilfred Tomescu. The hidden histories of Canute’s Palace are brought to life in an aural guided exploration that both draws from and contributes to local mythology. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artvaults-live-wilfred-tomescu-apocryphal-anachronism-tickets-48413643511

FOSMAG


September 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Please note the date for your diary. The Venue will be the Jane Austen Room of the Dolphin Hotel

2018 AGM (Members only)

October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Following the AGM and coffee, Daniel Crow (Director of aSpace Arts) will update us on major progress with the God's House Tower (GHT) project. When re-opened, GHT will become a new arts & heritage venue in Old Town Southampton, featuring exhibitions that show work from the city's designated collection alongside the work of contemporary artists, that combine to interpret and represent the stories of GHT.

Christmas Social 2018: Members Only

December 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Social/fund raising event - details & venue TBA


Non commercial events such as talks and heritage walks are advertised here free of charge  

 

Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society

Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society an active group with a current membership of about 100, interested in all aspects of  Hampshire's Industrial Archaeology.

All meetings  are held at the Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF at 7.45 PM on the first Monday of the month, unless stated otherwise.  Free Car Parking. Occasional visitors are welcome to attend at no charge.

  January 8th

   Hampshire's First Pilot

   Mike Gibson

February 5th

History of Hydraulics

Steve Skinner

March 5th

The Southampton & Salisbury Canal revisited

Jon Sims

April 9th

Lucy Houston, the Lady who saved the nation

Colin van Geffen

May 14th

Swaythling Remount Depot.  Supplying Horses for war service

John Fish

June 4th

Silk stockings & Spitfires

John Smith

July 2nd

Women on the Railway

Becky Peacock

August 6th

The Queen Mary before & after the war

Stephen Hoadley

September 3rd

Aspects of Military Archaeology in the Ridgeway Region

Don Summers

October 1st

Northampton not Southampton: 
Industrial Heritage around a Midlands County

Peter Stanier

November 5th

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd

Victorian Humour

Alan Brindle

Date

Subject

Speaker

  January 8th

   Hampshire's First Pilot

   Mike Gibson

February 5th

History of Hydraulics

Steve Skinner

March 5th

The Southampton & Salisbury Canal revisited

Jon Sims

April 9th

Lucy Houston, the Lady who saved the nation

Colin van Geffen

May 14th

Swaythling Remount Depot.  Supplying Horses for war service

John Fish

June 4th

Silk stockings & Spitfires

John Smith

July 2nd

Women on the Railway

Becky Peacock

August 6th

The Queen Mary before & after the war

Stephen Hoadley

September 3rd

Aspects of Military Archaeology in the Ridgeway Region

Don Summers

October 1st

Northampton not Southampton: 
Industrial Heritage around a Midlands County

Peter Stanier

November 5th

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd

Victorian Humour

Alan Brindle

Hampshire Genealogical Society Southampton branch

 

This friendly and welcoming group meets at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays) at the Roman Catholic Church Hall, Commercial Street, Bitterne.  We welcome both new members and visitors to our group.


West End Local History Society

Talks are held at the Parish Centre in Chapel Road at 7-30 pm. Parking, facilities for disabled members and visitors, teas and coffees after the meeting. Visitors fee £2. 


Millbrook Local History Society


Meetings at 7-30pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millbrook Road
 
 
 
6th September 2018 AGM A Stroll through Shirley in the 50's and 60's [Part 2] by Tony Biffin
4th October 2018 Music in the Home, Victorian Style by Peter Trodd
1st November 2018 Victorian Mourning and Funeral Practices by John Avery
6th December 2018 Christmas Social Evening Mince Pies Sherry or two and Christmas Draw
 
 
University of Southampton Retired Staff Association

Visitors may attend the talks, a contribution of £2 toward the speaker cost would be appreciated. Visitors are welcome on the trips at just the regular trip cost.

Limited parking is available in the Salisbury Road (Gower) car park. Alternative parking on Pay and Display car park off University Road.

Talks begin at 2.0 pm

 

 

Honorary Secretary (For membership and meeting enquiries)

Mrs. Jan Richards

30 Botley Road

North Baddesley

Southampton

SO62 9DQ

Tel:    (023) 8073 0705

Social Secretary (For trip enquiries and booking)
 
Mrs. Joan Pawson
59 Roewood Close
Holbury
Southampton
SO45 2JT
 
Tel:    (023) 8089 4326

Nursling and Rownhams History Group

Come to one of our talks and meet us at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall in Nursling Street, Nursling


 


King John's House 

Speakers : Barbara Burbridge
THURS NOV 08, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 
The Roman Road to Winchester. 
Speaker : Jon Sims
THURS DEC 13, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 
Holy Dusters and Brass Band of Winchester Cathedral   
Speaker : Margaret Braddock

 

Non commercial events such as talks and heritage walks are advertised here free of charge 

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

 

 

 

Task Day - Members only

Saturday 1st September, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th September, 2.00pm

Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

Sunday 11th November, 2.15pm




.
Outdoor visit to Minstead Church image courtesy Will Temple Outdoor visit on a Guy Arab open top busTug tender Calshot in preservation