Monthly Archives: June 2022

Non-Conformist Chapel and Mausoleum Doors restoration.

The doors to both the Non-Conformist Chapel and the Mausoleum have in the past looked extremely dry and very tired but in the last month or so they have been cleaned up and re-waxed and are looking amazing and I/Val for one wish to show off these stunning doors!! Also, to those who challenging work made this happen.(See photos attached) This is all due to the amazing work by both Bryn and Linda Jones who after I/Val was able to get permission from *Historic Environment Department, Planning and Economic Development,Southampton City Council. A Mr. John Willetts (BSc(Hons) MA), actually came out and saw the doors and recommended, a clean and waxing which will protect them for years to come. Photos have been sent to him of the doors, and he emailed back;- Thanks for the images, your hard work in … Continue reading

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Royal Occasions 12 June 2022

Our thanks to the lovely group of 22 people who came on this walk that involved three of our cemetery Guides, Geoff, Val and Lizzie. The aim of ‘Royal Occasions’ was to link events, that happened in Southampton and involved royalty, and people honoured by our monarchs, to burials in the Old Cemetery. Fifteen graves were visited and the stories ranged from a visit by Princess Victoria, and her mother the Duchess of Kent, in 1830 right through to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The majority of the stories had not previously been told in the cemetery and it is likely that a number of them were being told for the first time in Southampton as they were hidden away in the records. Geoff had spent a good deal of time in Southampton’s Archives Department reading through long forgotten, … Continue reading

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