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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Don't forget our charity shop has a wide selection of Christmas goods including Southampton calendars in two sizes. The shop will be open on Saturday 23rd of December but will then close until Tuesday January 2nd.


Please note that we now have a Facebook page. See the link below.


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


Our next meeting on January 13th at 7pm is Land of pure delight: the life and times of Isaac Watts with Gordon Lewis.

Seasons Greetings