A few days after passing my driving test I left home in early March 1969. Leaving Manchester Piccadilly, changing at Birmingham New Street (it was new then and just as inhuman) and then heading south I was slightly apprehensive. I was a home-bird - what had I done? After noticing that the landscape had changed dramatically eg the chalk cutting at Winchester station, the train soon arrived in Southampton. Following the instructions I took a bus to Bitterne Park and digs at 20 Whitworth Road.
Aim of this section: The word "topography" is partly derived from the Greek word "topos" which refers to "place" and the term more generally to the science of physical features [of a planet]. I should say that the Landscape section sticks more rigidly to that definition than this Topo section - which is as much about recording aspects of social history of the people, places and organisations though the channel of a number of projects undertaken form the late '60's to date.