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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Once again BLHS is inviting anyone who is unpublished to write an article on local history to be entered into our Lion Cup competition. The closing date is Tuesday 31 July 2018. Rules and an entry form can be found here.


It is now possible to purchase books from BLHS by email. Visit our books page. Recently added - Thorny's: An Oral History Of Vosper Thornycroft's Southampton


The next meeting on May 12th at 7pm will be 'Pirates, Privateers and a Wedge of Gold' with Dr Cheryl Butler.

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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