I hope I'll get to see the Silver Oar of Admiralty for the first time.
There are pictures here at Town Sergeants Of Southampton.
- The "mayors" section of "People of Southampton" from my degree show, last year, showing some of the list of mayors that goes back to 1217.
- Sketches from newspaper cuttings in the city archives, featuring the three maces; one of Basil Spence's buildings for Southampton University in 1966; and photos of two kings and two queens visiting Southampton - George V and Queen Mary, and George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
I should mention The History Press's "Not A Guide To" series of little books about different towns.
"Not A Guide To Southampton" has just been published, written by a local writer, James Marsh.
It's partly personal and partly official and it's full of information that I didn't know about my home town.
I got mine at October Books.