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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We are pleased to be able to say our charity shop is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Please note that the Museum and Research Area remain closed.



No meeting was planned for September because we hoped to participate in the annual Heritage Open Day. However because of covid 19 it has been scaled right down and the main event pertaining to Peartree 400 will now be held in 2021. So sadly we will not be involved this year.

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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