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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Can you write an article with local history interest for the Lion Cup Competition 2019?

Details with rules and entry form here.

Please note that from March 1st 2019 our charity shop will open on Mondays but will be closed on Saturdays.

Our next meeting on August 10th at 7pm is 'New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust in India' with Jill Ghanouni.

The talk includes leprosy across the ages in and around Southampton.

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