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Jack’s Corner

Jack’s Corner This children’s play area at the corner of the Sports Centre is in memory of Jack Mantle (1917-1940). He was educated at Taunton’s School before joining the Royal Navy. In 1940 he was in charge of the gun ship Foylebank in Portland Harbour when German aircraft attacked on 4th July. He was badly …

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Jesus Chapel – Pear Tree

Jesus Chapel – Pear Tree St. Mary’s Church once served the population on the east side of the River Itchen, known as St. Mary’s Extra. Jesus Chapel is a picturesque Church on Pear Tree Green. The Chapel, dedicated to Jesus, became the first new church in England following the Reformation. Pear Tree Chapel is believed …

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John Jellicoe

John Jellicoe John Jellicoe was born in Southampton in 1859 in Cranbury Terrace. He was educated at Bannister Court and joined the Navy at 12. He became a Captain in 1897 and was wounded near Peking during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. He became Commander of the Grand Fleet in 1914 and engaged with the …

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen Jane Austen was an English novelist whose books, set among the English middle and upper classes, are notable for their wit, social observation and acute insights into the lives of early 19th century women. She was born on 16 December 1775 in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. Jane was one of eight …

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