Southampton - Past in pictures - places & people

Southampton - Past in pictures - places & people
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#1041

I was travelling around in this, well not this one but one of many like it.

Anyway back on topic!


#1042

I love the Pathe narrators…so BBC, donchaknow…Southampton’s own lady chimney sweep.


#1043

Above Bar (looking towards London Road) courtesy of the excellent Historic Southampton Twitter feed:


#1044

Originally posted by @Goatboy

Above Bar (looking towards London Road) courtesy of the excellent Historic Southampton Twitter feed:

Too young to remember trams (last one ran in Southampton on this day in 1949) but one of my first memories of Southampton city centre is the shop to be seen on the right of this picture where they’re clearing snow.

Can’t remember the name of the shop but it was a specialist coffee shop…not a cafe but a coffee importer. It had a rotating drum coffee roasting machine in the window that vented the heavenly aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans into Above Bar.

My mum used to take us into town on the bus every Saturday morning as kids in the 1950s. The routine was always the same…off the bus at The Junction, across the road to look in the coffee shop window and smell the roasting beans, head up towards London Road to The Bird Aviery to feed pennies to the Jackdaws and call “Hello Joey” to the Macaw who would repeat it back to you. :lou_lol:


#1045

From the early 1900’s. Before even LITSL’s times :lou_wink_2:

Courtesy Historic Southampton on Twitter:


#1046

There’s not a padlock in sight on any of those pushbikes.

A trusting lot our forefathers


#1047

Just love the way that they are celebrating… with milk!


#1048

Love this shot. Health and safety, FUCK YOU!


#1049

One of Saint’s sponsors at the time was The Milk Marketing Board.


#1050

Man Utd in the FA Cup 5th rd. Feb 26 1977. Thousands of the bastards turned up without tickets and there was no end of trouble.

Great game. 2-2 with all the goals in the 1st half. Worst bit was the fucking old twat of a steward who came down from one of the Chocky boxes with 20 minutes togo and open the gate at the back of the Milton, to let people leave early.

Cue (or queue) several hundred plastic Mancs piling in, with most of us backed up against the front barriers, scrapping for our lives.


#1051

Anyone know where this is?


#1052

And anyone know the reason the Super Bowl Trophy was in Southampton? This was over the last couple of weeks… bit odd.


#1053

Originally posted by @Sfcsim

Anyone know where this is?

Of course…the west side of The Bargate in the late 1930s. The east side was opened up in around 1934 and the crescent of new shops built (in the background of this pic). This picture shows the demolition of the buildings that used to abut The Bargate on the west side creating the island that isolates it from the traffic to this day.


#1054

Courtesy of Historic Southampton on Twitter:


#1055

Courtesy of Historic Southampton on Twitter:


#1056

The council certainly fucked up the town since that was taken.


#1057

This picture and the milk drinking one are from here by the way

Highly recommended if you grew up thinking Ron Davies was God


#1058

Originally posted by @cobham-saint

Originally posted by @Goatboy

Courtesy of Historic Southampton on Twitter:

The council certainly fucked up the town since that was taken.

Yep, the Luftwaffe made a better job of it than those clowns


#1059

Courtesy of Historic Southampton on Twitter:

The Brook (on the left) c.1860’s


#1060

I lived opposite the Brook for a couple of years in the mid 90’s. Looks like just bushes back then, so a slight improvement on my digs in the 90’s.