Nostalgia

Shirley House.
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Southampton – from rural backwater to spa town
Very early in the 18th century, the Southampton-born hymn writer Isaac Watts penned one of his most popular hymns “There is a Land of Pure Delight”. It is said that his inspiration was the view from the Town Walls across the River Test to the New Forest which reminded him of the River Jordan with Canaan on the opposite bank.

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