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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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Heritage Open Day — Saturday, 17 September

Our Heritage Centre will be open from 10.00 to 4.00 pm
with a FREE exhibition of


Saturday, 9th October — AGM plus
Transport in Bygone Bitterne
by Ian Abrahams
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Bitterne District Centre Improvements

Bitterne, Harefield and Peartree residents, businesses and regular visitors are invited to tell the Council what they would like to see improved in the area. You are invited to use the survey by following the link below.

Closing Date is 30 September 2022



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Tales of Miss Mist by Catherine Powell

The Mist Family by Steve Adams

Points about Census Returns by Jim Browne

Newton Road, Bitterne Park by Russell Henson

Any Idyllic Afternoon by Kate Martin

Clausentum aka Southampton by Peter Jones

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