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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Please note there is no meeting on September 14th because our Museum will be open from 10am-4pm as part of Southampton Heritage Open Day. As usual there will be a free, vintage bus from Southampton City Centre to Bitterne and back at regular intervals throughout the day.

From 10am-2pm Emma Muscat will be at our Museum with a display about 1920's kitchen equipment, food, diet and popular products and brands available at the time. This will be based around artefacts from our own collection.

Also on that day there will be a Heritage Fayre at West Quay where a number of local history groups will be represented. The free, vintage bus which will run between the City Centre, the Docks and Bitterne will also stop at Shopmobility near West Quay.

Bitterne Map 1897

OS 25 Inch Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sheet LXV.8 dated 1897

Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland