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

2021 Events

SeptemberSaturday 9thThe Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust Exhibition and guided walk
11.00 to 16.00, Shirley Parish Hall, St James Rd, Shirley, SO15 5QF
We have a Static Display, as has Solent Sky and Shirley Local History Group
September Saturday 18thHeritage Open Day
in conjunction with Peartree 400.
Our exhibition will follow the national theme of ‘Edible England’

2021 Meetings

JanuarySaturday 9thCancelled Due to Covid
FebruarySaturday 13thCancelled Due to Covid
MarchSaturday 13thCancelled Due to Covid
AprilSaturday 10thShips of Southampton ZOOM MEETINGDr Cheryl Butler
MaySaturday 8thCancelled Due to Covid
JuneSaturday 12thCancelled Due to Covid
JulySaturday 10thNooks & Crannies of RomseyPhoebe Merrick
AugustSaturday 14thThe Great Exhibition of 1851Simon Gomm
SeptemberSaturday 11thCapsized in the SolentRichard Jones
OctoberSaturday 9thAGM – followed by Bygone BitterneIan Abrahams
NovemberSaturday 13thSacrifice & Remembrance (CWGC) — Further DetailsLt Col (Ret’d) Jeremy Prescott
DecemberSaturday 11thChristmas Carols — Further DetailsSt. James Excelsior Brass Band

2022 Meetings

JanuarySaturday 8thMurder of an English Actress — Further DetailsPaul Stickler
FebruarySaturday 12thWinchester: Bishops, Buildings and Bones Part 3Andrew Negus
MarchSaturday 12thBuilding Spitfires Without a FactoryAlan Matlock
AprilSaturday 9thPear Tree Church : 400 Years of HistoryDr Cheryl Butler
MaySaturday 14thMagic BrunelsProf Tony Pointon
JuneSaturday 11thRadio Times’ Broadcasting Memories (with humour and songs)John Pitman