A society dedicated to studying and researching the history of Southampton in general, but with particular reference to the City areas east of the River Itchen - Bitterne, Bitterne Park, Harefield, Itchen, Merry Oak, Midanbury, Peartree, Sholing, Thornhill, Townhill Park, Weston and Woolston.

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On September 10th we will be taking part in The English Heritage Open Weekend. The display theme at the Heritage Centre will be 'Crossing the Itchen' with images of bridges from the past, including the floating bridge.

There will be vintage bus trips from the Heritage Centre in Peartree Avenue across the river into the City Centre. The bus will make the return trip on the hour from 11am to 3pm. For more details of the timetable and route visit Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust.

In the evening we have our AGM followed by a member's family history.

On September 17th we have our 35th anniversary celebration with a slide show and talk, Bitterne through the years, given by Ian Abrahams. This will be held at the Catholic Church Hall, Commercial Street, Bitterne SO18 6LY from 2-5pm. The talk begins at 2.30pm. Tickets available from the Heritage Centre are £5 to include a slice of home made cake.

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