Meetings of Bitterne Local History Society are held on the second Saturday of each month at 7.00 pm in Bitterne United Reformed Church (entrance in the Precinct, next to Bitterne Churchyard) above Iceland.
Society news and notice of local meetings of historical interest are followed by talks on a variety of topics illustrated with slides, sometimes with related artefacts.
Non Members £3.00
|January||Saturday 8th||Murder of an English Actress — Further Details||Paul Stickler|
|February||Saturday 12th||Winchester: Bishops, Buildings and Bones Part 3 — Further Details||Andrew Negus|
|March||Saturday 12th||Building Spitfires Without a Factory — Further Details||Alan Matlock|
|April||Saturday 9th||Pear Tree Church : 400 Years of History||Dr Cheryl Butler|
|May||Saturday 14th||Magic Brunels: Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his Father||Prof Tony Pointon|
|June||Saturday 11th||Radio Times’ Broadcasting Memories (with humour and songs)||John Pitman|
|July||Saturday 9th||Canal History (with examples of canal art)||Terri Robinson|
|August||Saturday 13th||No Meeting|
|September||Saturday 10th||The Life of Winston Churchill (as seen through letters to his mother & wife)||John Richards|
|October||Saturday 8th||AGM + Bygone Bitterne||Ian Abrahams|
|November||Saturday 12th||A Weekend to Pack: The Fall of Hong Kong (1940 – 1945) |
A Bitterne family caught up in the Second World War in the Far East
|December||Saturday 10th||Salty Sea Dogs||Singing Sea Shanties|