Photos - Heritage Open Days - Southampton, 12th and 13th September 2015
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12th / 13th September 2015
Southampton
25 photos
 
Tudor House and Garden
Southampton Tram Project
Dunkirk Little Ships Restoration Trust (Dorian)
SS Shieldhall
Southampton (Old) Bowling Green
Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
heritage open days
An opportunity to take in some of Southampton's history.
The Tudor House Museum and Gardens gave free admission on the Saturday.
Other usually less easily visited attractions included the world's oldest bowling green, the Southampton tram project and the steamship Shieldhall.
Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust provided free bus services between the various locations on both days as well as a city centre tour on the Saturday.
 
Tudor House and Garden
Dating from the late 15th century. A unique insight into the lives and times of its residents and of Southampton.
 
Tudor House Museum Archery at the Tudor House   Tudor House Gardens
 
Southampton Tram Project
A group of volunteers are rebuilding tram 11. They hope to be able to rebuild number 38 as well. The Lisbon tram could be run but is not standard guage.
Lisbon tram 715
 
Also at these premises is the Dorian which is being restored by the Dunkirk Little Ships Restoration Trust.
 
I have photos of Southampton trams 11 and 89 taken in 1945.
 
The lower saloon of tram 11 Reversible seat in upper saloon   Tram 38
 
SS Shieldhall
The steamship Shieldhall is the largest working example in Britain.
Starting work transporting both sludge and passengers on the Clyde, she performed a similar task in Southampton.
Shieldhall is now cared for and operated by volunteers. She makes excursions and can be hired.
 
 
SS Shieldhall      
 
Southampton (Old) Bowling Green
The world's oldest bowling green, established around the year 1299.
On the Saturday, members dressed in period costume and members of the public could try their hand at bowling. A full game was played on Sunday afternoon.
 
The Oldest Bowling Green
 
Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust
The trust ran buses connecting the venues on both days as well as city tours on the Saturday.
Two of their buses, numbers 1 and 335, were used.
335 waits at Tudor House
Main photo - Number 1 drops passengers at God's House Tower to be met by members of the Old Bowling Green in period dress.
 
Number 1 at the bottom of the High Street   335 at Holyrood Church in the High Street
 
335 at (and from) the SS Shieldhall 335 waits at Tudor House   335 at the SS Shieldhall
 
Tug Tender Calshot
Built in 1929-30 for Red Funnel.
Calshot Spit Lightship
Now on land and waiting for a new home.
 
These two are not open to the public.
Tug Tender Calshot Calshot Lightship    
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