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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Our shop and museum are closed due to the coronavirus. We will keep the situation under review but at this time cannot say when we will be open again.


As the coronavirus continues the meeting on August 8th has been cancelled but resheduled for August 2021.



An annual event is the Lion Cup writing competition. Have you memories which you could share? The winner will hold the cup for a year and receive a £30 voucher to be used in our shop or for membership. The closing date is July 31st 2020. Could you use this time to write an entry?

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

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