Some suggestions for exploring the resources of Sotonopedia:

Areas of Southampton:

Millbrook
Newtown
Northam
Portswood
Redbridge
Regent's Park
Shirley
Sholing
South Stoneham
Swaythling
Weston
Woolston

Mediaeval Southampton:

Bargate: the mediaeval gate to the town
Sir Bevis of Hampton: mediaeval ballad about the founding of the town
Don John: mediaeval merchant and mayor
God's House Gate and Tower: mediaeval buildings
God's House Hospital: mediaeval buildings
The Norman House: mediaeval building

Southampton artists:

Brannon, Philip: engraver and art teacher
Bridell, Frederick Lee
Buchan, Henry
Cooper, William Marshall: watercolourist
Cozens, Arthur Edwin
Creswick, Thomas: landscape painter and watercolourist
Dance-Holland, Sir Nathaniel: portrait painter
Evans, Richard: portrait painter and copyist
Gaugain, Anne: fruit and flower painter
Gaugain, Philip Augustus: portrait painter and lithographer
Gregory, Edward John: painter in oils and watercolourist
Hart, Thomas Gray: landscape artist
Hurdis, James Henry: portraitist, landscape artist and etcher
Lacy, William
Lewis, John Theophilus: printmaker, mapmaker and surveyor

Locke, Henry Edward: landscape artist
Lucas, Richard Cockle: sculptor
McFadden, Frank: portraitist, landscape artist and etcher
Meadows, Charles Henry: sculptor
Meadus, Eric
Millais, John Everett: Pre-Raphaelite artist
Mimpriss, Robert: art teacher and printmaker
Offer, Frank Rawlings: marine artist
Pether Family
Pontin, George
Read, David Charles
Shayer, William and Family
Skelton Family
Vaughan, Charles Anthony: decorative artist
Westlake, Eliza: landscape artist
Williams, Charles Frederick:landscape artist and art teacher

Family history:

The Local Studies Library holds several autobiographical accounts donated to the collection by local people and their families. For example, Mrs Q (born 1898) describes her childhood and life as a young adult. Her father was a railway worker in Redbridge and she went first to Redbridge Infants' School and then to Wimpson School. She talks in detail about her life as a child - going crabbing, trapping birds for sparrow pie, Christmas stockings, family members emigrating to Canada. She was apprenticed as a "Needle pusher" and later worked as a children's nurse for wealthy families in Southampton.

If you would like to consult these autobiographical accounts, please contact us.


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