Charles Knott was a successful fish shop owner who branched out into property development. In the 1920s he acquired the Banister Court estate, demolished the house and built an ice rink / greyhound / speedway stadium complex, which opened in 1928. He died in 1974 aged 84. Charles Knott Gardens, a modern development off Hulse Road, was named after him.

His son (1914-2003), also Charles Knott, was educated at Taunton's School and became a well-known cricketer, as well as continuing his father's businesses.

Knott, Charles

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Further reading:
Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p16. (HS/h)
Southampton Speedway, by Paul Eustace. (HS/r)


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