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

JanuarySaturday 8thMurder of an English Actress — Further DetailsPaul Stickler
FebruarySaturday 12thWinchester: Bishops, Buildings and Bones Part 3 — Further DetailsAndrew Negus
MarchSaturday 12thBuilding Spitfires Without a Factory — Further DetailsAlan Matlock
AprilSaturday 9thPear Tree Church : 400 Years of HistoryDr Cheryl Butler
MaySaturday 14thMagic Brunels: Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his FatherProf Tony Pointon
JuneSaturday 11thRadio Times’ Broadcasting Memories (with humour and songs)John Pitman
July Saturday 9thCanal History (with examples of canal art)Terri Robinson
August Saturday 13th No Meeting
SeptemberSaturday 10thThe Life of Winston Churchill (as seen through letters to his mother & wife)John Richards
OctoberSaturday 8th AGM + Bygone BitterneIan 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
Caroline Wigley
DecemberSaturday 10thSalty Sea DogsSinging Sea Shanties