Members of the Shirley Local History Group are keen to share and gather more knowledge of our local area and we particularly enjoy attending Community Events.  These offer a chance to share photographs, memories and research as well as providing an opportunity for conversations which have led us to even more information and materials about the history of our local area.

If you would like us to bring our history display to your community event, please contact us on history@fosjp.org.uk

Previous Community Events which the Shirley Local History group have attended include:

  • Southampton Heritage Federation: Heritage Open Days 2020 Fayre (September 2020)
  • VE Day 75 Afternoon Tea to the Doorstep (May 2020)
  • Launch of Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust project (February 2020)
  • Southampton Heritage Open Days (September 2019)
  • D-Day 75th Exhibition at Summer Party in St.James Park (July 2019)
  • Easter Extravorganza Event (April 2019)
  • Welcome to St.James’ Park Event (January 2019)
  • Family Fun Day at St.James’ Park (July 2018)
  • Shirley Avenue Street Party (July 2018)
  • Out of the Shadows Community Heritage Day (June 2018)
  • Harland Crescent & Pirrie Close Street Party (June 2018)
  • Christmas Event at St.James’ Park (Dec 2017)
  • International Family Day Event in St.James’Park (July 2017)
  • Colebrook Avenue Street Party (July 2016)
  • Friends of St.James’ Park 10th Birthday Event (June 2016)
  • Bourne Avenue Street Party (June 2016)
  • Easter Monday Event (April 2016)

For Community Events attended by the FoSJP History Group (2009 – 2016) please see the Shirley Heritage Project.