Ocean Terminal, Southampton, Hampshire

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    "Sunny South" series by Dearden & Wade, Bournemouth.
    Postmark illegible (c. late 1950s)

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    1. BourneFree 23 months ago | reply

      Opened in 1950, bulldozed in 1983 - this video of the opening might be of interest www.britishpathe.com/video/premier-opens-new-ocean-terminal

      There is now a new Ocean Terminal for the cruise business - doubtless it is functional and efficient but it has less style see this vid news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/puffbox/hyperpuff/audiovideo/england/...

    2. Alwyn Ladell 23 months ago | reply

      A mere thirty-three years for such a famous landmark building - it beggars belief. I remember seeing it's destruction from the train (and BBC South Today) and could not believe how Southampton was shooting itself in the foot. Now it has a glorified warehouse able to handle more people but unequivocally stating: "the glory has departed."

    3. Lost Fun Zone 9 months ago | reply

      absolutely ridiculous, Southampton pulled down many treasures that survived the war. No wonder it feels so soulless when you wander about the city, what the war started, city planners and bad decision making (and many suspected 'back handers') finished.

    4. Lost Fun Zone 9 months ago | reply

      'shooting itself in the foot' is an understatement.

    5. Alwyn Ladell 9 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Pezzle, you are not wrong. :/

    6. Lost Fun Zone 9 months ago | reply

      was this the building that had the Art Deco interior waiting lounge, that I have seen photos of?

    7. Lost Fun Zone 9 months ago | reply

      I think maybe it was something else, but I know there was an important Art Deco style building with waiting lounge.
      am a little confused! :)

    8. benicektoo 6 months ago | reply

      Did anybody else have the diecast toy harbour and ship set with the little replica of this building?

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