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


The next meeting on March 10th at 7pm will be our annual look around '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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