Southampton's Lost Streets - St Mary's and Golden Grove
Southampton’s Lost Streets – St Mary’s and Golden Grove looks back to a time when the town’s old Victorian streets, with their tightly packed terraces, housed much of the workforce that powered the docks, shipping, railways and local industries.
Many of those streets no longer exist, having been cleared away almost 60 years ago, while some remain in name only and are entirely unrecognisable from how they were in times gone by.
Through a mixture of images, maps, and details of long standing residents, it is once again possible to have an insight to the past and a view of how things were at a time now almost forgotten.
In his previous book, Southampton’s Chapel Area – A Hundred Years of the Past, Dave Marden retraced the streets of his youth and now extends those memories further to the long disappeared neighbourhoods of St Mary’s and Golden Grove.
About the Author
An established author of several books on railways and local history, Dave Marden now writes about the place where he was born and brought up. As a native Sotonian, having been born in the city’s Chapel area and educated locally at both Ascupart Junior (now St Mary’s) and Central Secondary schools, he spent his entire career working in the Port of Southampton before retirement.
While growing up in the post war years and in the 1950s, he remembers much of his home town as it was before the major redevelopments of the 1960s when so many of the old streets and communities were cleared away in the name of progress and modernisation.