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

No meeting in August but see BLHS in Bitterne Precinct on August 11th.


On September 10th we will be taking part in The English Heritage Open Weekend. There will be vintage bus trips from the Heritage Centre in Peartree Avenue. More details later.


Can you write an article with local history interest for the Lion Cup Competition 2016?

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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