:southampton: Our fine city and surrounds - photos

:southampton: Our fine city and surrounds - photos
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#21

Are you a game goer BBB?


#22

Well, as I think I once mentioned in another place, I did make it as far East as the Hindu Temple once before turning back to The Chapel.

And that pre-dated Lou’s Farmhouse meet-ups.

So there. :smile:


#23

Originally posted by @Coxford_lou

Are you a game goer BBB?

Oooh, you are awful, Lou - but I like you.


#24

#25

Originally posted by @Halo-Stickman

Growing up in the Cowes district of the Isle of Wight the closest thing I had to something that I could call ‘my city’ was obviously Southampton; but, in truth, for many years the only bits of it that I ever really experienced were The Dell, the walk from Red Funnel up to The Dell, the skating rink at the top of the town, the swimming pool and the high-street shops.

So did you swim here…

Lido

…or here?

Central baths

You may, of course, have swum in colour and not monochrome.

Incidentally, I make the Farmhouse as slightly to the west of St Marys, so you have no excuse.


#26

If the bottom one is the one with the amazingly high diving board and the glass through which one could often see swimmers flounting the ‘no petting’ rule then, yes, it was the bottom one, Fowllyd.

Probably, though not necessarily, in colour.


#27

Sorry, Fowllyd, I forgot to address the second part of your post.

Yes, perhaps I shall try to make it along to one of next season’s gatherings. :smile:

Although, be warned, I may have to bring Mrs Stickman, and that might not be in the best interests of any of us. :slight_frown:


#28

That’s the one then - the Central Baths. Used to go there a fair bit - in fact, my dad taught us to swim in the small pool there. I used to love the Lido on a summer day though. Both long gone now, of course.


#29

I would be most pleased to meet the famous Mrs Stickman…


#30

Originally posted by @Coxford_lou

Are you a game goer BBB?

Oerr Lou :blush:

And to reply to your intended and not intimated question :- Yes I do go to games, not as many as I would like as Mrs BTripz works Saturdays, but hopefully this year we will have more Sunday fixtures so I may go to more.

Originally posted by Fowllyd

Incidentally, I make the Farmhouse as slightly to the west of St Marys, so you have no excuse.

Yes, sorry, my bad, for some reason I had a 90 degree clockwise rotated plan view of St Marys in my brain when I made that suggestion. I stand corrected.


#31

Lido

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Ah, the Lido. How I adored that place. I am old enough to just about remember as a very small boy peeking into the indoor pool(s) there. (The building on the far side of the pool on the far right. I think it was the ladies pool, with the men’s on the left on either side of the entrance.) It smelled funny and the water looked kinda green. Later years though, I had fantastic times there both with family, then, later on, friends.

It was a magical place for memories, and also the only place I accidentally shit myself.


#32

Originally posted by @Coxford_lou

I would be most pleased to meet the famous Mrs Stickman…

Great! :smile:

How soon can you get here, Lou?


#33

From experience, I would recommend laying down a few ground rule before arranging a meet like this. Who can touch who where, for how long and with what ferocity. Just simple things like that can help save embarrassment later.

You’re welcome.


#34

Originally posted by @Fowllyd

Originally posted by @Halo-Stickman

Incidentally, I make the Farmhouse as slightly to the west of St Marys, so you have no excuse.

Surely its to the north?


#35

Just throw all the car keys in the middle of the table, take your pick and see how it goes. What could possibly go wrong?


#36

No woman drive that night?


#37

This is one of the last photographs I have of the snow filled wasteland that is Southampton. It kind of looks like the beginning of 12 Monkeys here. Need to photoshop a bear in.

And I had to drag 3 suitcases to the coach through that bastard snow. Has it melted yet?


#38

1963?


#39

Could be any year in the last 100, which is kind of the problem.


#40

Gotta go to work very soon. Pics of Floating bridge and Hythe pier most welcome! :slight_smile: