The Days: A Victorian Southampton family
5 November 2016 – 2 April 2017 at Tudor House and Garden
During the 1800s Southampton developed from a genteel spa town into an industrial metropolis. The advent of steam power revolutionised transport and saw the arrival of both the railway and steam ships enabling people to travel far and wide. One family at the centre of Southampton life at this time was the Days. This exhibition includes the stories of Charles Day, who settled in Southampton in 1813 after a career in the East India Company, Charles Arthur Day, one of the founders of Northam ship builders Day & Summers and George Fiott Day, Southampton’s first recipient of the Victoria Cross, as well as other members of the family. On display will be paintings, photographs and other family memorabilia, allowing a glimpse into the life of a prominent Southampton family in the 1800s.
Image Credit: George Fiott Day, VC (Maritime and Local Heritage Collection).