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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No meeting in August but please note that we now have a Facebook page. See the link below.


Details of the Southampton Heritage Open Day in September to follow.


Can you write an article with local history interest for the Lion Cup Competition 2017?

Details with rules and entry form here. The closing date is Monday July 31st.


See the membership page for an index of all the magazines BLHS has published.

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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