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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Discover the local connection to Lawrence of Arabia with Colin van Geffen at our monthly meeting on April 11th 2015.


Can you write an article with local history interest for the Lion Cup Competition 2015?

Details with rules and entry form here.


Bitterne Map 1898

Above map from Hampshire Sheet 1.XV.NE, dated 1898

More maps at the National Library of Scotland

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