Meetings & Events


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.

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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.

Members £1.00
Non Members £3.00

2022 Meetings (2023 Meetings below)

July Saturday 9thCanal History (with examples of canal art) — Further DetailsTerri Robinson
August Saturday 13th No Meeting
SeptemberSaturday 10thThe Life of Winston Churchill (as seen through letters to his mother & wife) — Further DetailsJohn Richards
OctoberSaturday 8th AGM + Bygone Bitterne — Further Details of the talk: papers for the AGM will follow at a later dateIan Abrahams
NovemberSaturday 12thA Weekend to Pack: The Fall of Hong Kong (1940 – 1945)
A Bitterne family caught up in the Second World War in the Far East — Further Details
Caroline Wigley
DecemberSaturday 10thSalty Sea Dogs — Further DetailsSinging Sea Shanties
Previous meetings are listed on out Online Resources page

2022 Events

JulySaturday 23rdTrifest at Riverside Park
SeptemberSaturday 17thHeritage Open Day – Astounding Inventions.

2023 Meetings

JanuarySaturday 14thThe History of the Royal Victoria Hospital — Further DetailsUrsula Pearce
FebruarySaturday 11thWinchester: Bishops, Buildings and Bones Part 4 — Further DetailsAndrew Negus
MarchSaturday 11thFarewell to Old England ForeverDeidre Abraham
AprilSaturday 8thShakespeare, Travelling Players & The Historic Henry — Further DetailsDr Cheryl Butler
MaySaturday 13thBattle of Trafalgar 1805David Allport MBE
JuneSaturday 10thThe New Forest CoastRoger Burfitt
July Saturday 8thSeaside Postcards (Comedy and social comment in wars and peace)Commander Martin Marks OBE
August Saturday 13th No Meeting
SeptemberSaturday 9thWilliam Cobbett’s BotleyGeoff Watts
OctoberSaturday 14th AGM + Bygone Bitterne — : papers for the AGM will follow at a later dateIan Abrahams
NovemberSaturday 12thBattle of Britain 1940 David Russell
DecemberSaturday 10thPantomime and the Role of the Dame John Pitman
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