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.

Latest News

Newly available is a DVD of 'A Bend in the River'. See our books page.

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


Our first meeting in 2019 is on January 12th at 7pm. Dave Yaldren will be talking about the 'Mid Hants Railway (The Watercress Line): Past & Present'.


The full programme of meetings for 2019 is now available.

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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