I have started this thread, to share some of the pictures of the wonderful city that I grew up in. I have and pictures from other sources, from the many Southampton books that I have.
Please feel free to add your stories about a certain picture, add your own pictures, or even locate where the picture is, in some cases.
I hope that you enjoy this thread and please vote up the pictures that you find interesting, or that hold a special place in your heart, so I know which ones, that certain posters like and are relevant to them.
ENJOY, gods city!
It’s scary when you remember one or two of these old images quite vividly.
Mentioned on another thread, for anyone who visits Royal Victoria Park Netley, how it was…
The one on the left is me - 1993 Outside my first ‘own’ digs in Rigby Road, Portswood.
Me May 2015 on a beach with the family - not in Southampton.
Highfield Lane, not sure of the year though!
The Hippos at Sainsbury in Lordshill. Must be the 80’s.
used to go shopping with my nan and then get to play on them for a hit afterwards! Memories!
I spent a lot of time in this store in my teens, first of all buying tapes, then CDs, but after 1993, I started working in the new Pizzaland which replaced it. It then changed to Bella Pasta around 1998 when whitbread bought out all the Pizzaland restaurants. As they already own Pizza Hut they changed it to Bella Pasta, now Bella Italia.
Oh the Pizzaland 1p vouchers!
Originally posted by @Sfcsim
There was record shop in that block - can’t remember the name though. That bus station area was great - there was a pie shop around the corner - Plesteds? - and a decent pub (Not the Lord Louis!)
Good pix - thanks for posting
The record shop was “Subway Records”