Tag Archives: Southampton

The Old Contemptibles Plaque (Southampton)

In my meanderings around cemeteries in the UK I sometimes encounter plaques on the graves of the “Old Contemptibles”. Unfortunately they are not that easy to research because it is easier to research a soldier that died in the war … Continue reading

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Hollybrook Memorial: Southampton

The Hollybrook Memorial in Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton, commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Commonwealth land and air forces* whose graves are not known, many of whom were lost in transports or other vessels torpedoed or … Continue reading

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Air Transport Auxiliary Monument

This gem we spotted one day while in the area of Hamble-Le-Rice, and I was amazed that it was still in place. I was entranced by that Spitfire that I forgot to photograph the whole memorial. Fortunately I did manage … Continue reading

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Southampton Civilian Casualty Memorials

This memorial to Civilians killed during the bombing of the city of Southampton may be found in Hollybrook Cemetery. It is not a very imposing monument either, and if you did not know you would assume it is just a … Continue reading

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The Grave of Wallace Hartley

Article by Peter Farley. The Titanic disaster made many heroes, some remained below decks, keeping lights burning and steam flowing, others stepped back so that a stranger might live. Many sacrificed their lives on that night, we may never know … Continue reading

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South African Connections to the Titanic

The recent on-line access to the Titanic’s passenger list has revived interest in this tragic event. Some of the Titanic’s passengers had connections to South Africa. The following are a few of them. There may be other passengers with South … Continue reading

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Millvina Dean Memorial Garden

I stumbled on this small quiet spot on my way home one day, it is situated on the corner of Havelock and West Park Roads, close to the SeaCity Museum. A path bisects the park, and it is quite a … Continue reading

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Titanic Memorial Fountain

The remains of the Holy Rood Church in Southampton are all that is left of one of the original five churches serving the old walled town of Southampton, England. Built in 1320, the church was destroyed by enemy bombing during … Continue reading

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Titanic Musicians Memorial (2)

The Memorial to the Titanic Musicians may be found on the junction of London Road, Bedford Place and Brunswick Place. It is not immediately to be seen though, having probably been relocated when the existing building was built. Just across … Continue reading

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Titanic Engineers Memorial

Probably the most famous and visible of the Titanic Memorials in Southampton, it can be found at the corner of East (Andrews) Park in Southampton. Just across from it is the Memorial to the Titanic Musicians. Google Earth co-ordinates are: … Continue reading

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