Southampton, England is Hampton’s oldest sister city. The relationship was established in the late 1950s. Southampton is one of Great Britain’s most historic ports. It is about 60 miles southwest of London and 30 miles northeast of Portsmouth on the south coast of England. It has a population of just under 250,000. The Titanic (1912) and the Mayflower (1620) both sailed from Southampton. During Ann Kilgore’s term as Mayor of Hampton, the City with the help of Southampton, contracted with the College of Heralds in London to create the Hampton City seal.
Volunteer to Work with the Southampton Coordinating Committee
Planning activities to celebrate the culture of a sister city, hosting visitors from a sister city, or taking a trip to visit a sister city all require a huge effort from several dedicated volunteers. If you have an interest in the culture, history or people of England, please join Sister Cities of Hampton and volunteer to serve on the Southampton Coordinating Committee. It will be a very rewarding experience for you and your family. Come and join us! Click on the membership link in the left column to download a membership application. If you have any questions about Sister Cities of Hampton send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Co-Chairmen of the Southampton Coordinating Committee are Dr. Martha Tennille and Geoff Tennille.