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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Saturday, 14th February — Winchester: Bishops, Buildings & Bones, Part 3: Andrew Negus
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We are holding a GIANT BOOK SALE at the Mercantile Flea from 10 to 15 January, open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Books of all sorts on sale, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Collectables and Childrens’. BARGAINS GALORE!

The Mercantile Flea is in the old Sainsbury building in West End Road, a couple of doors down from the Post Office.


We still have a few of our 2022 Calendars for Sale

£4.95 from our Shop or £7.30 (inc. P&P) online


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Death of a Hero by Jim Brown

Searching for Charles St John by Dave Payne

Christmas in Woolston 1920s & 30s by Laurie Bishop

Shall We Go to the Pictures by Jim Brown

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