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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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


Join us for 'a tongue in cheek' tour of medieval/old Southampton at our next meeting on February 10th at 7pm with Don Robertson.

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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