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.

Locate the Church using: Google MapsOpenStreetMap.

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

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 Forever — Further DetailsDeirdre Abraham
AprilSaturday 8thShakespeare, Travelling Players & The Historic Henry — Further DetailsDr Cheryl Butler
MaySaturday 13thBattle of Trafalgar 1805 — Further DetailsDavid Allport MBE
JuneSaturday 10thThe New Forest CoastRoger Burfitt
July Saturday 8thSeaside Postcards (Comedy and social comment in wars and peace) — Further DetailsCommander Martin Marks OBE
August Saturday 13th No Meeting
SeptemberSaturday 9thWilliam Cobbett’s Botley — Further DetailsGeoff Watts
OctoberSaturday 14th AGM + Bygone Bitterne — papers for the AGM will follow at a later dateIan Abrahams
NovemberSaturday 12thBattle of Britain 1940 — Further DetailsDavid Russell
DecemberSaturday 10thPantomime and the Role of the Dame — Further DetailsJohn Pitman
JulySaturday 22thTrifest — Free festival on Cobden Meadows, 12.00-7.00 pm — Further Details
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