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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It is now possible to purchase books from BLHS by email. Visit our books page. Recently added - Southampton Memories: People and Places


There is no meeting in August but join us on Saturday September 8th at 7pm when Emma Muscat will give a talk on 'Women's suffrage in Southampton (1900-1914)'. Emma will be in period costume for this talk after our AGM.

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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