Voices of Southampton

Voices of Southampton

by Penny Legg


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Voices of Southampton by Penny Legg

This collection of personal memories, from the people who have lived and worked in Southampton over the past 70 years, offers a fascinating insight into experiences shared by so many across the country. Penny Legg has interviewed a wide spectrum of local people to record their recollections of local schools, shops, friends and neighbors, jobs, transport, sports, and entertainment, and living through war. The memories and background history highlight a time of immense change in working and social life. In particular, the spirit of Southampton’s residents comes through in these anecdotes, which have often been recounted, but never before recorded. Complemented by more than 70 photographs from private collections, these reminiscences provide an entertaining read for all who know the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752458199
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Voices Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Penny Legg is a writer and photographer who holds a BA (Hons) in Art History and Classics. Penny is the founder member of Writing Buddies, and a key member of many other groups such as Writers in Southampton. She has contributed numerous articles to newspapers and magazines, including Hampshire Life. She lives in Southampton.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Early Memories 11

2 Teenage Years 27

3 Educating Southampton 39

4 Life in Southampton 53

5 The War Years 117

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