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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.

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Next Meeting

Woolston Floating Bridge

Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s by Bob Smith

Saturday, 10 Februaary

Further Details

Interactive Map

Our new interactive map is now online – have a look and let us know what you think.

New items being currently added Monuments & Memorials

Latest News

BLHS Calendar 2024

The Bitterne 2024 Calendar is still available. It has the title Bitterne Shops of Yesteryear.


The Calendar has a month to a page and is an A4 wire-bound style.

On each page there is a photograph of bygone Bitterne and the calendar with important dates – including the subject of all out Monthly Meetings.

The Calendar will be available at our Meetings and Shop for £3.00 or you can buy online here for £5.70 postage paid.

Our Magazine

Latest Issue

Latest Issue Contents

Gusters Fire by Ian Abrahams

Jellyfish with Poached Egg by Peter Taylor

‘First Aid in English’ by Leo Macham

Bitterne Library by Ian Abrahams

Memories of Thornhill: Part 2 by Elly Babbedge

Ladies Cricket Match by Peter Jones

Old Trades and Occupations: ‘C’ by Jim Brown

As well as our regular features

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