Registered with the Charity Commission
Above: Postcard view of Bitterne High Street looking West, Lion Place on the left with Red Lion visible beyond, circa 1895.
From the BLHS collection.
Shakespeare, Traveling Players & The Historic Henry
Dr Cheryl Butler
Easter Shop Closing
Our charity shop and Heritage Centre will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday, 7, 8 and 10 April. Open at the usual times on Tuesday 11 April.
Volunteer Steward Needed
We are currently seeking an extra volunteer to become a Society Steward. If you have three hours a week to volunteer with us then we would love to hear from you.
Each Steward mans our Heritage Centre for one afternoon a week, answering questions from members of the public.
When they start no Steward feels that they know enough about the area to answer questions but mostly it is a matter of understanding which of our resources to look in. If the answer cannot be found then getting the details of the query and leaving a note for other Stewards means that somebody can get back to the enquirer. Training in the use of our resources will, of course, be given.
We have just had a large reorganisation of our booth at the Mercantile Flea outlet. Many prices have been reduced so there are bargains to be had!
For directions look at our Shop page
Latest Issue Contents
The Eel Run by Deborah Gearing
Lion Cup: Bitterne Lodge by Peter Taylor
Annexation of Bitterne by Jim Brown
Lighter Side of School Life by Norah Jewell
Memories of a Pharmacy Locum by Barbarah Wright
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Local Paper No.45 – Chessel House£4.00 Add to basket
Local Paper No.36 – Building The Itchen Bridge£4.99 Add to basket
Local Paper No.22 – The Streets Around Bitterne – Part II – (L-Z)£2.50 Add to basket
Local Paper No.12 – Index To Plan Of The Parish Of South Stoneham (facsimile reprint)£0.50 Add to basket