Southampton, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Old Memories

I was born in Spring Hill nursing home in 1933, corner of Hill Lane and Howard Road, and I used to take short cuts via the bomb site on the way to school, sometimes I would find a coin or two. We lived near the Dell football ground and all Dad's friends would park their cars in our front garden while they went to the match. ...Read full memory

Southampton Zoo

i remember being taken to the zoo on the common many times as a kid. it was very small and probably not a nice place for some of the animals to live. i particularly remember watching the big cats pacing up an down in their cages as we looked on. even as a kid of about 8 (1972) i could see they were in distress. there was a ...Read full memory

A memory of Southampton by vikkig7

Cadana Bakery

Hi my name is gerry Guthrie I worked at the cadena bakery in park rd in Shirley Southampton in 1963 to 1968 my nick name was Gus then and I am looking for anyone who can remember me it would be nice Gerry