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Walter Taylor

Walter Taylor Southampton’s Walter Taylor (1734–1803) famously supplied wooden rigging blocks to the Royal Navy, greatly improving their quality via a series of technological innovations. His work has been noted as a significant step forward in the Industrial Revolution, and as a major aid in Nelson’s sea victories during the Napoleonic Wars. Taylor had served […]


Tides Southampton has a famous “double tide” with each tide rising for up to 7 hours, followed by an ebb tide of less than 4 hours. This provides Southampton with up to 17 hours of rising water every day, which is ideal for the shipping industry. A “young flood stand” of some two hours occurs […]

Tudor House

Tudor House This is one of Southampton’s major museums. Built on the site of medieval vaults, the main structure dates from 1510-18. It was developed by Sir John Dawtry who was M.P. for Southampton in 1495 and Sheriff of Hampshire in 1516. Richard Lyster, Lord Chief Justice of England 1546-1552 lived here. The Gardens contain […]

Matt Le Tissier

Matt Le Tissier Matt Le Tissier was born in Guernsey in 1968 and played his entire professional career for Southampton FC. He was and still is a fans’ favourite. He scored 164 goals in 443 games and made 8 England appearances. He scored 47 out of 48 penalty kicks. He scored the last goal in […]


RMS Titanic RMS Titanic and her ill-fated maiden voyage have captured the imagination of people all around the world. Titanic was operated by the White Star Line and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She measured 269 m (about 882 feet) in length, with a beam of 28 m (92 feet) […]

George Thomas

George Thomas – The man who built The Dell On the afternoon of Saturday 19 October 1907, from the comfort of a bath-chair placed near the touchline of the football ground he built and owned George Thomas, former director of Southampton and Chelsea football clubs, watched Saints defeat Brentford 3-0 in a Southern League game […]

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