Southampton, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Southampton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Saunders / White

Any information on Millbank Street, Northam. The shop was on the corner of Kent Street and Millbank Street no.9, it was a grocery shop and was owned by Alice Saunders (nee Geappen) who was married and widowed very young. My grandfather, Walter White married Alice in 1897 and applied for a beer licence, then able to sell ...Read full memory

Above Bar Southampton

We moved to Southampton in early 1950 just after the trams had stopped running - some of the rails were still there. Above Bar along with much of the town had been badly bombed in the war and there were many bomb sites on both sides of the road. Woolworths was a large wooden hut reached by a bridge across a crater. ...Read full memory

And Old Soton

I remember as a child being woken up at night and walking with my parents from 148 Hill Lane to the air raid shelter on the common, and picking up bits of shaperal (is that how it is spelt?)on the way home,and off to school next day, if there was a daytime alert we all marched to the shelter complete with black board and ...Read full memory