SU4013 : Strawberry Fields, Shirley, Southampton

taken 13 years ago, near to Shirley, Southampton, Great Britain

Strawberry Fields, Shirley, Southampton
Strawberry Fields, Shirley, Southampton
These houses, and several nearby terraces, are collectively known as "Strawberry Fields". The plaque on the wall (underneath the satellite dish) explains that the ceramic panels on these buildings were commissioned by Southampton City to commemorate the market-gardening history of the people of Shirley. Shirley did not become part of Southampton until the 1890s. There was little industry in the area and Shirley still had farms, allotments and nurseries. Fields of vegetables and soft fruits, including strawberries, were grown for local markets. After 1918 many of the fields were sold for housing as Shirley continued to expand, eventually forming one of the city's largest western suburbs.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 February, 2006
Housing > Housing   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 402 132 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.0121N 1:25.7706W
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