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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Explore the New Forest at our February meeting.

A new book entitled 'Place Names of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight' by Alfred Oscroft is now on sale. The book is edited and published by the author's grandson James Oscroft Wilkes who is a BLHS member living in the USA. A beautifully produced book.

Copies on sale at £20 from Bitterne Local History Society, 231 Peartree Avenue, Southampton SO19 7RD (for opening times see here). Mail Orders: please send to the above address and mark ‘Book Order’- for UK deliveries add £3 postage & packaging per book – deliveries outside the UK quoted for individually. A discount price of £15 is available for BLHS members – please quote membership number with order.

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