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.

Latest News

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.

Bitterne Map 1898

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

More maps at the National Library of Scotland