231 Peartree Avenue
SO19 7RD
(opposite Bitterne School)

Find us using: Google MapsOpenStreetMap

or using What3 Words App: trout.nobody.shunts

We also have an outlet at the Mercantile Flea [see below]

Cygnet Yarns

We stock a large range of Cygnet knitting yarns at unbelievably low prices.

Opening Times

Normal Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

The shop’s profits help fund our Museum, Heritage & Research Centre, which is located on the same premises (access through the shop).

On Sale

New Items include: Local History Books, BLHS publications, Wool and haberdashery, Postcards and Calendars

Quality Used Items: include Books of all kinds including popular paperbacks plus Bric-a-brac, Vinyl records, CDs and DVDs, Toys, Puzzles, Jigsaws and Games


All suitable donations gratefully received. Donations may occasionally be restricted due to limited storage space.

Please note that electrical items can only be accepted with a current PAT test.

Our Charity Shop is entirely staffed by volunteers 

If you are interested in helping out for a few hours each week, then please call in the shop to enquire – application forms are available.

Mercantile Flea shopping outlet

We currently have a booth at the Mercantile Flea situated in the old Sainsbury building, just past the Bitterne Post Office, at 20-26 West End Road. Here we sell Bric-a-Brac, pre-owned books, etc. as well as our own publications.

We have just had a large reorganisation of our stall so many prices have been reduced and there are bargains to be had.

Opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sundays: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

There is free parking on the roof of the building accessed from Angel Crescent with a lift direct to the store.

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