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THESE days it is a quiet byway, tucked away from the busy streets of 21st century Southampton, but there was a time when Simnel Street was packed with desperate families, and an area where few wandered on their own.
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AN unknown Southampton writer, reporting in 1878 on the construction of a new road east of the River Itchen, praised the beauty of the nearby countryside, claiming “the views from Midanbury Heights are exceedingly fine’’.
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Last week, the Daily Echo revealed a bold vision to reinstate Southampton’s iconic Bargate. As KEITH HAMILTON reports, a new chapter in the colourful history of the city’s most important landmarks could be about to unfold
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THE stunning beauty of Venice with its canals, palaces, and gondolas, may seem far removed from 21st century Southampton but there is a connection, one which stretches back over the centuries and continues to this day.
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BACK in 1888, for the sum of ten shillings (50p), equivalent to more than £43 today, a handsome book, bound in red leather, could be bought in London by travellers heading for Hampshire and the south coast.
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A LINGERING mystery from Victorian Southampton is the strange case of William Cantelo, inventor of a quickfiring gun, who mastered another skill, that of vanishing without trace and then re-appearing as someone else.
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A CENTURY ago, Southampton had many grand houses on its outskirts, but times have changed from the grand days of the aristocracy and many of these houses and the elegant lifestyles that lived within them have long since disappeared.
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SHE was puzzled but not unduly alarmed at getting no reply at her parents’ home where she lived. So without a front door key, Millie Hitchcock returned to work but by chance encountered family friend, PC William McShane, cycling along the road.