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Southampton Then & Now

Penny Legg



Price: £14.99

Publication date: 20 October 2010

Category: Regional History

The major port city of Southampton has a rich heritage, which is uniquely reflected in this fascinating new compilation. Contrasting a rare selection of archive images with full-colour modern photographs, this book reveals the ever-changing faces and buildings of Southampton. Covering local landmarks, pubs and hotels, churches, parks, transport, work and leisure, this is a wide-ranging look at the city’s colourful history.

Inspiring fond memories in many, and revealing the Southampton of yesteryear to others, this volume will appeal to all who know and love the city.


Author and historian Penny Legg is a popular public speaker with a wide repertoire of subjects ranging from the history of Southampton and British folklore to military history and World War Two crime. She is the author of twelve non-fiction titles including Haunted Southampton (History Press), Bloody British History: Southampton (History Press), Military Wives – from the First World War to Afghanistan (History Press) Southampton Then and Now and Eastleigh Then and Now. Penny is also an author coach, working with new writers in the UK and America. She is the Author Coordinator for The War and Peace Revival, the world’s biggest military vehicle and vintage lifestyle show. She is currently studying for an MA in Publishing at Kingston University, London.