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Southampton 800

2022 will mark the 800th mayor of Southampton, an anniversary which offers an ideal opportunity for the city to spotlight its own rich heritage dating back to its prominence in medieval trade in the early 13th century to Henry V’s wars with France, through the Mayflower, Jane Austen, the Titanic disaster and the pivotal role the city played the World Wars. It also creates an opportunity for the city to look forward to its role in the next 800 years.

Inspired by the successes of Liverpool 800 in 2007, Southampton 800 is an opportunity to retrace our social, political, economic and cultural history over eight centuries, reclaiming our shared biography and re-igniting the historical consciousness amongst the people of city. Through exhibitions and performances, we will spotlight the heritage assets that exist all over the city to residents and visitors alike. 

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