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Sidney Guy Kimber

Sidney Guy Kimber Sidney Guy Kimber was born in Southampton in 1873 on 5th November hence his middle name. He was educated at King Edward VI grammar school and took over the family brick business in 1900. In 1910 he was elected as a Conservative councillor and was influential in local politics for many years. …

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King John’s Palace

King John’s Palace The house is called King John’s Palace as historians mistakenly believed that King John stayed in it during the early 1300s, however, there is no evidence for it. Wealthy Norman merchants built their houses on the western shore of the town.Around the 1180s, when the original house was built, Southampton was already …

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King George V Graving Dock

King George V Graving Dock King George V Graving Dock, is a former dry dock situated in Southampton’s Western Docks. It was also known as No. 7 Dry Dock. It was designed by F.E. Wentworth-Shields and constructed by John Mowlem & Company and Edmund Nuttall Sons & Company. It was formally opened by HM King …

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