BACK in the 18th century, St John's Court provided some of the poorest housing in Southampton.
THERE is one Hampshire farmer who certainly won't be doing the funky chicken at this year's Christmas parties.
HYTHE Pier will be restored to use after the owner of a dredger that smashed through the structure agreed to pay a significant sum to repair it.
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BOWERS CROSSWELL AMY AND BEN Congratulations to you both on your Special Day today. Wishing you a wonderful future together. Love Mum, Dad, Marc and Lucy. X X X X
SWANN ANN Ray and his family wish to thank the very many relatives, friends, former colleagues and neighbours, for their cards and letters, extending condolences and offering kind words of comfort at the tragic loss of Anne, caring wife, mother and nanny. These expressions of affection were very much appreciated at this very sad and difficult time. Please accept this as a personal thank you from the family.
PAULA LEWSEY HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY Lots of love from Mum, Dad and Darren. X X X
HAPPY 30th BAKER VICTORIA Have a fantastic day. All our love Joseph and the boys. XX
PAUL HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY Lots of love. Lottie, Paula, Elizabeth, Cathrine and both famiies.
40 TODAY MARTIN ANDREW ORMAN AKA OREM & MOOSE To a lovely hubby, daddy, son-in-law and brother-in-law. We hope you have a lovely day (in the circumstances). Wishing you "health" and happiness always. All our love Wend, Paige, David, Dad, Leslie, Tim, Tyson, Jessica, Curly, Jessboy, Cloudy, Thomas and Jack X X Love Mum X X P.s. Get well soon! We'll do the trip next year.
HARDING HILDA Late of Thornhill. Passed away suddenly, aged 77 years on November 28th, 2003. Dearly loved mum of Anne, Christopher and Ginger, Tony and Jilly. Grandmother of Jennifer, Andrew, Anthony and Katherine. ---------------- Funeral service on Friday, December 12th at 1.00 p.m. Southampton Cremation, East Chapel. Family flowers only. Donations to Wessex Heartbeat may be sent to B. Matthews Funeral Directors 146, Portsmouth Road Woolston Southampton. SO19 9AP
SHARLAND DAVE and DONNA Are delighted to announce the safe arrival of James Robert on November 30th.
LE MARECHAL REGINALD In loving memory of a caring husband, father and grandfather. You were a good man Dad, and will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts. Allan, Bob and Ray.
PECK JACK A voice we loved so suddenly stilled, a place is vacant at our hearth and can not be filled. Deep in our hearts a memory is kept of one we loved and shall never forget. Missing you. Love always wife Marie and daughters Karen, Melanie and Julie. XXXX
HARDY TONY Dearly loved brother-in-law and uncle to Betty, Mary, Gail, Diane and families. Forever in our thoughts. XX
HARDY ANTHONY (TONY) Brother to Len and family. Rest in peace.
DENTON MAVIS Passed away peacefully on November 28th, 2003 at Southampton General Hospital. Aged 72 years. To a wonderful mum, who was small and yet so very strong. You were always there for me when things went wrong, you never moaned and you never judged. For this Mum, I love you so very much, for who you are and what you have done. You are back with Dad now with whom you belong. In no more pain now. Rest in peace. We all love you dearly Mum. You will be so very sadly missed. See you again, daughter Nicola and Jeff. --------- The Funeral Service will take place in Southampton Crematorium, East Chapel on Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 at 11.40am. Flowers or donations to Ward D8 Southampton General Hospital, c/o R.C. Payne and Son 485 Bitterne Road East Bitterne Southampton Hants SO18 5EQ Tel (023) 8044 9111. ---------- MUM As I lie here wide awake I can see you just outside those big pearly gates. Please don't worry and open them up 'cos our Dad's there just waiting to pick you up. Mum, you gave me 37 years of your life and for that I'm truly grateful. But words cannot explain how I feel, but now you're at rest, I will just say, Goodnight and God Bless. Love you always Paul and Sally X X X X X X ---------- To a wonderful mum, who will be missed. Now gone to join Father. Loving son Peter and Debbie. ---------- Passed away peacefully on November 28th, 2003, aged 72 years. A very dear mother, who will be sadly missed. Always in our thoughts and in our hearts. Goodnight Mum and God Bless. Love always, your loving son Mark and Stella X X X ---------- Our little Nan. Now you've gone to heaven, up beyond the sky. You're our special little Nan, in all of our eyes. When we look up, we all know that you are there. For all those treasured memories, Nan we will all share. God Bless Nan. Grandchildren Ben, Micheal, Stephen, Keeley, Christopher and Una.
ABURROW FLORRIE Passed away suddenly on November 30th, 2003. God, please take care of this very special Lady. God Bless Florrie. Til we meet again. Christine. XX
ABURROW FLORRIE Dearly loved sister and sister-in-law, passed away suddenly on November 30th, 2003. Will always be lovingly remembered by Ken and June, Joyce and Malcolm, Pat, Jean, Dave and Barb and their families. XX
RANSON BABS Passed away after an illness on Wednesday December 3rd 2003 A better friend could not be had and Babs will be sadly missed. Our dearest condolences to husband John, daughter Sarah and grandson Daniel.
From Pauline and Allen Wakelin.
FREEMANTLE ERN Passed away on December 3rd, 2003. Will always be remembered. Rest in peace. Brother Fred and all the family. X
WOOD CHARLES MINTON A much loved brother. Died peacefully on November 28th 2003, who will be sadly missed by sister Monica, brother-in-law Jim and family. God Bless. XXX
HOPE MARIE KELL (nee CAMPBELLl) Passed away peacefully in Cyprus on November 29th, 2003 aged 65. Will be sadly missed by her loving husband Dick, her sister Colleen, her children and their partners Brian and Kate, Janey and Mike and Allison and Martin, her grandchildren Stacey, Michael, Graham, Natalie, Rachael, Jack, Mark and Rhys and her loving relatives and friends. --------- Funeral service to be held at St. Gabriels Church, Kayll Road, Sunderland at 1.30pm Tuesday December 9th, 2003. Followed by interment at Sunderland Cemetery, Grangetown. Flowers may be arranged through Alan Duckworth, 200 Chester Road, Sunderland. Tel: 0191 510 2960
HUMPHREY IVAN Fell asleep, aged 72. Loving and devoted husband to Diane. I will always be your Joy. You left me with treasured memories that will last forever. Love you always X
OUR OLD DAD You fought to the end, now at peace. God Bless and sleep tight. Loves you always. Debbie and Clive. X X
OUR DAD Peace at last. Loving memories of us working together. How will I manage without your advice? You taught me so much. You'll always be my Dad and friend. Love Mark and Sue X X
GRANDAD I was your mate and I loved you, so did my sister too. Now you are in Heaven you can talk and walk again. Lots of love James and Alison X X ---------- Funeral at 3.40pm on December 10th, East Chapel, Southampton Crematorium. Donations to RNLI, c/o J. Beavis and Son Shirley. Ivan requested no dark clothing or flowers.
BOND DOROTHY ETHEL Of Sholing and of St Frances Parish. Passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 29th, 2003. Love from husband Jim and sons Richard, Simon and Julian. ---------- Funeral Service to be held at Southampton Crematorium, East Chapel on Thursday, December 11th, 2003 at 12.20pm. Flowers and enquiries to Kevin Dixey Funeral Directors 106 Spring Road Sholing. - Tel. (023) 8043 3934.
HARDY TONY DAD AND GRANDAD "God saw that you were weary, the hill too steep to climb. So he whispered, Peace be Thine." Love Angie, Tony, Tiffany and Sophie. X X ---------- Funeral Service to be held in the East Chapel of Southampton Crematorium on Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 at 9.40am.
NORTHOVER LYNDA FRANCES 29-5-1947 - 28-11-2003. Nite Nite Sweetheart. Sleep peacefully. Reunited with Mum. Love you always. Your heartbroken sister Josie xxx. We love you Auntie Lyn. At peace with Nan. All our love. Gemma, Paul, Matthew, Christopher and Jasmine. xxxxx.
PECKHAM DOREEN My beloved mother, passed away one year ago on December 7th, 2002. Always in our thoughts and our hearts, you will never be forgotten. Love you Mum. Dave, Debbie and Grandson Andrew. X X X
PECKHAM DOREEN Beloved wife of Ampy. Reunited with Mum and Dad on 07/12/02. Thinking of you on your birthday 05/12/02 and always. Love Ampy XXX.
BURGESS BRIAN Sadly gone, never forgotten. Your devoted brother. Patrick.
ANDREOTTI EITHNE A year has passed, you are lovingly remembered and sadly missed. With love Phil and Rachael X X X X
RASHLEIGH NORMAN AND FREDA In loving memory of dear Dad who fell asleep on December 7th, 1988 and dear Mum who left us on December 7th, 1990. Sadly missed and always in our thoughts. With love from Pauline, Tony and grandsons Andrew and Timothy.
BUNCLARK DARREN SHAUN Dearly beloved son and brother. Happy 18th today. Wish you were here to celebrate with us. Forever in our thoughts. Lots of love, Mum, brother Alan, sisters Sarah and Amanda and Nan Alford.
HARDY ANTHONY GEORGE Passed away December 3rd, 2003. Loving husband, father and grandad. Will be sadly missed by wife Sandra and children Suzanne and Derek, Landi and Roland, Tony and Sharon and Nicholas and all the grandchildren. We love you and miss you lots. XXXX
MAY DONNA (nee FOREMAN) Passed away on November 25th, 2003. Much loved granddaughter of Granny and Grandad Redman. Always in our thoughts. Love you forever. XX
DAVAGE ROSE MARY Passed away December 3rd, 2003 aged 82 years. When you lose someone you love, the hurt is hard to hide. But when that someone is your Mum, the hurt goes deep inside. So those of you who have a Mum, love her while you may. For how I wish with all my heart, that mine was here today. From your loving family Sandi, Tony, Michael, Janet, Alan, Barbara and families. -------------- Funeral service to be held on Thursday, December 11th, 2003 at 1.00 p.m. in the East Chapel of Southampton Crematorium. Flowers and enquiries to J. Beavis & Son Vincent Street Shirley Southampton. Tel - (023) 8077 2120