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Originally a Bubble Jeopardy puzzle.

Southampton Friary House Mural

This tiled mural is one of a series of 15 created by craftsman John Hodgson and installed in 1987 depicting the activities associated with Southampton’s medieval Franciscan friary founded circa 1233 and dissolved in 1538. The last remains of the friary were swept away in the 1940s. The murals can be found on the Southampton ‘old walls’ walk on the site of modern Friary House, Briton Street.

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  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    building a pipeline for wine …. hmmm? any relation with this story here?
    During the middle Ages, Alsace wine, known as“Vins d’Aussey” was very famous and was widely exported towards northern Europe on the Rhine River. Legend has it that in the 7th century King Dagobert constructed a pipeline to carry the wines of Alsace to please a beautiful young lady from Kuttolsheim with whom he had fallen in love. She asked him to build a pipeline to convey white wine to Strasbourg directly from her native village and this huge undertaking was so successful that another pipeline was built a few years later, this time for red wine.

  • I want one of those! Sadly it’s not a pipeline for wine and not in Strasbourg, but what a brilliant story.

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  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    ok, then I must find another story! Did you find this in UK?

  • In the UK, yes.

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  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    I cannot find it, therefore I
    ask a few more questions: are they building a water conduct?
    Is the mural from the 20th century?

  • Excellent questions…
    Yes, they are building a means of water supply. It is a 20th century mural.

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  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

    I found another interesting story for this:
    Beverley was much later than other towns in obtaining modern facilities. A piped water supply began in 1883 but there were no sewers until after 1889. Even then it was decades before everyone was connected to them. Given the lack of sanitation in the town it is not surprising there were epidemics. A cottage hospital was built in 1876 but there was an outbreak of typhoid in Beverley in 1884. Digging sewers and creating a piped water supply finally ended the epidemics.

    So my question: is this at Beverley, Hull or York?

  • Not in Beverley, York or Hull. Keep searching and you will find it and learn a lot along the way.

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  • Misfits
    Misfitsover 3 years ago

    Is it the Fransciscan Friary at Southampton? They certainly have one very similar.

  • Misfits
    Misfitsover 3 years ago

    Sorry that was meant to be a link.

  • That’s all right…
    Not just one, there are 15 of them!
    Well done Misfits!!
    But can you also find out who made them?

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  • Misfits
    Misfitsover 3 years ago
  • Yes, that’s right – they are built into the wall of Friary House.

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  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful Mural :-)

  • Yes, it’s good that they made the effort to enhance what would otherwise be just a plain wall.

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