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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New Book - 'Moorhill to Woodlands, 1960 to 2003' published by Woodlands Community College [50pp A4] is a nostalgic look back over the period as brought together by a group of enthusiasts, available at our shop for £7.50.

A copy can also be secured by sending your full [UK only] postal address, together with £10.00 [to cover P&P] as a sterling cheque made payable to BLHS, to 231 Peartree Avenue Southampton SO19 7RD. Please mark envelope 'Book Sales'.

Pre-Christmas delivery cannot be guaranteed. Stocks are limited. Requests for additional publications will slow down the process because stock and overall P&P charges may vary. Overseas postage rates vary please enquire via the Secretary.

Bitterne Map 1898

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

More maps at the National Library of Scotland