Southampton and the King of Siam

Southampton and the King of Siam

In 1897 the King of Siam embarked upon a tour of Europe. He was the first Siamese monarch to do so, and it came just four years after the Franco-Siamese War in which his kingdom had to cede land to the French empire. It is generally considered that one of…continue reading →
The Dell

The Dell

Southampton Football Club formed as the St Mary's Young Men's Association in 1885 and the team played their first game on 21 November 1885, beating local rivals Freemantle 5-1. This game was played on land in Northlands Road, but this was not to be the club's permanent home. Between then…continue reading →