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History of Lee-on-the-Solent

Exploring The History of Lee-on-the-Solent - Book by John W Green and Robin A Money(deceased)












VIP guests gathered at Lee Station for the official opening of the railway on Thursday 31 May 1894. I believe that Sir John Charles Robinson is standing slightly left of centre (in top hat with white beard). Lady Robinson and Countess Clanwilliam (road name in Lee) are seated in the front row holding the bouquets of orchids and roses with which they had been presented

Photo taken in the 19th century of Sir John

Athens 1906 shows the British Men's Epée Team which won a silver medal at the Intercalated Olympic Games in Athens in 1906 as this shows Charles Edmund Newton-Robinson standing on the left (Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon is standing, middle).