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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.

Next Event

Saturday, 10th December
An Evening of Sea Shanties with
The Salty Sea Dogs

Further Details

Latest News

Book Sale

Our Society will have a stall in the Mercantile Flea selling pre-loved books during the week 12 to 16 December. There will be lots of bargains on books of all genre.

Free parking on the roof of the Flea with access via Angel Crescent, off Maybray King Way.

Tree Planting – DELAYED

Our Society will be planting a tree as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy and in memory of her late Majesty. Currently we are waiting for the council to have a tree in stock.

This will take place on the green at the junction of Bitterne Road East and Maybray King Way, next to the underpass.

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Latest Issue

Latest Issue Contents

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

As well as our regular features

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