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


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 May 11th at 7pm is 'Talking Butts' with Anthony Poulton-Smith.

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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