Titanic Leaving Southampton

Thoughts on the Titanic

The Titanic and her ill-fated maiden voyage have captured the imagination of people all around the world. Many books have been written and films made about the largest and most luxurious passenger ship of 1912. Modern cruise ships are much larger and some can carry more than 5,000 passengers. They are floating cities that offer […]

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Cricket in Southampton

Hampshire as a County team was formed in 1863 and first played at the Antelope Ground in Southampton where it stayed until 1885, before moving to the County Ground in Northlands Road. Hampshire’s home matches are now played at the Ageas Bowl (formerly the Rose Bowl) on the outskirts of Southampton at West End, a […]

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Southampton Docks

In 1835, the Southampton Dock Company was formed. Engineer Francis Giles was asked by London and local businessmen to undertake a survey of the “Western Mudlands” for the purposes of constructing deep-water berths. On 19th May 1836 the King gave Royal Assent to “An Act for making and maintaining a Dock or Docks at Southampton”. […]

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