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

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

Our next meeting on April 13th at 7pm is 'WWI - Bitterne's fallen remembered' with Martyn Basford. Find out more about the Bitterne men who gave their lives in the Great War from here.

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