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The Illustrated History of Southampton's Suburbs

Jim Brown

Local historian Jim Brown chronicles the growth of the suburbs from the earliest times to the present day and he illuminates the lives of people who lived in them. His fascinating book is illustrated with more than 200 photographs, drawings and maps, which how the countryside, farms and villages developed into the urban streets, residential areas, shopping districts and industrial estates that are so familiar today.

The districts featured include Bassett, Bitterne, Bitterne Manor, Bitterne Park, Eastern Docks, Freemantle, Harefield, Highfield, Itchen, Maybush, Merry Oak, Millbrook, Northam, Peartree, Portswood, Redbridge, Shirley, Shirley Warren, Sholing, South Stoneham, St Denys, Swaythling and Woolston. In his fully illustrated account of each suburb, Jim Brown offers a concise history as well as local anecdotes and folklore. He also recalls remarkable episodes and notable individuals who played their part in the story.

 

 

 

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