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


Our latest publication is Supermarine: Seen through the eyes of Bitterne Local History Society members.


Recently available is a DVD of 'A Bend in the River'.


It is now possible to purchase books from BLHS by email. Visit our books page.



Our next meeting on March 9th at 7pm is our annual look at 'Bygone Bitterne' with Ian Abrahams.

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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