THIS year marks the 80th anniversary of when Nazi bombers rained fire onto Southampton during terrifying bombing raids. While the town lived through its darkest hours the spirit and resolve of its people shone through.

To mark the anniversary of the attack the Daily Echo has produced a commemorative book that takes a look back over the raids on Southampton in 1940, the Battle of Britain and the bravery of the city and its residents.

The Blitz of Southampton Remembered - in shops now - also reveals some personal accounts and looks into how the city, almost destroyed, rose from the ashes.

Through 52 pages we recall the courage, tenacity, and doggedness of Southampton and it people of eight decades ago and the legacy from that time which has shaped the city of today.

The Blitz of Southampton Remembered can be purchased for £2.95 from select shops across the region from tomorrow, ordered for £4, including post and packaging, by phone on 0800 731 4900 or online at


Avg Stores Ltd, 198 Foundry Lane.

City News, 8 Park Street, Shirley.

Co-Operative Southampton, Weston Lane.

Co-Operative, 32 Johns Road, Woolston.

Co-Operative, Bassett Green Road, Bassett.

Co-Operative, Foundry Lane, Shirley.

Co-Operative, Nursling Street, Nursling.

Esgro Estat Crocer Ltd, 67 Regents Park Road, Regents Park.

Hampers, Westfield Corner, Wide Lane, Stoneham.

Highfield News, 54 Highfield Lane, Highfield.

Highfirs Newsagent, 300 Bursledon Road, Thornhill.

Newsmaster Ltd, 11 The Broadway, Portswood Road, Portswood.

Obelisk Food and Wine, 127 Obelisk Road, Woolston.

SNA Supermarket, 1 The Braodway, Witts Hill – Midanbury.

Sholing Stores Limited, 38 Station Road, Sholing.

The Co-Operative Hinkler Parade, 318 Hinkler Road, Thornhill

Thompson News & Food, 172/176 Windermere Avenue, Millbrook.

Thompson News & Food, 93 Warren Avenue, Shirley Warren.

Three Diamonds, 127 Cheriton Avenue, Harefield.


Meonstoke Post Office & Village Sto, Warnford Road, Corhampton.

PD & VA Mitchell, 6 West Street, Alresford.

Southern Co-Operative Ltd (0211), Unit 1, St. Vigor Way Colden Common.

Southern Co-Operative, High Street, Bishops Waltham.

Twyford Stores Post Office, High Street, Twyford, Winchester, SO21 1NH.


Andersons News, 81-83 Hiltingbury Road, Chandler S Ford.

Co-Op Hedge End, 9 B Lower Northam Road, Hedge End.

Co-Operative, 18-20 Station Road, Netley Abbey.

Hedge End Post Office, 7 St. Johns Centre, Hedge End.

Laxmi News, 23 Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford.

Richard & Lisa's Convenience Store, 32-32a Queens View, Netley Abbey.

Sandy News Ltd, 54 Sandy Lane, Fair Oak.

Sholing Stores Ltd, Boyatt Shopping Centre, Shakespeare Road, Eastleigh.

Southern Co-Operative Ltd, 5 Falkland Court, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh.

Whalesmead Post Office & News Agent, 166 Fair Oak Road, Eastleigh.

New Forest

Blackfield News, 163 Hampton Lane, Blackfield.

Co-Operative, 219-221 Salisbury Road, Totton.

Co-Operative, Welcome, 18 Marchwood Village Centre, Marchwood.

Goldsmiths, 41 Rumbridge Street, Totton.

M.L. Convenience Store, Unit 4-5 The Precinct, Holbury Drove, Holbury.

Milford News, 19 High Street, Milford On Sea, Lymington.

Post Office Stores, East Boldre, Brockenhurst.

Southern Co-Op, 32 High Street, Lyndhurst.

The Village News, 74 High Street, Milford On Sea, Lymington.

WH Smith Local, 2 Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu.

Bartley P O, New Inn Road, Bartley.

Test Valley

Co-Op Abbotswood, 16 Abbotswood Common Road, Romsey.

Co-Op Romsey, Botley Road, Romsey.

Co-Operative, 118 Botley Road, North Baddesley.

Co-Operative, 50-52 Saxon Way, Romsey.

Fleming Stores Limited, 3-7 Fleming Avenue, North Baddesley.

Lower Common Stores, Lower Common Road, West Wellow.

Mercer Way Stores Limited, 14-20 Mercer Way, Romsey.

Nisa Local, Salisbury Road, West Wellow.

Plaistow Broadway Filling Stations, Lockerley Green, Lockerley.

Southern Co-Op, 22-24 The Hundred, Romsey.

Southern Co-Operative Ltd, 1-5 Seymour Lane, North Baddesley.

Southern Co-Operative Ltd, 19-20 Warren Gardens, Romsey, SO51 7TR.

T.M. Stores, 7-9 Viney Avenue, Romsey, SO51 7NR.