the online A-Z of Southampton's history.

William Burrough Hill and his grandchildren

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in the garden at Bridell Lodge, c 1912

Find out about Bridell Lodge.

News and Events

Shirley Local History Group: Autumn Talk Series 2018 held 3-5pm, Shirley Parish Hall, (corner of Colebrook Avenue/St James Road, Shirley SO15 5NS. Sunday 4 November "Snippets of Shirley Life during WW1", speaker Michaela Lawler-Levene. Sunday 2 December "Notable and Notorious Women of Southampton", speaker Sandra Lochead.

Notable people of Bevois Mount: Bitterne Local History Society, 13 October 2018, at 7.00pm in Bitterne United Reformed Church (entrance in the Precinct, next to Bitterne Churchyard).

Black History Month: events across the City celebrating Black Heritage, September-October 2018.

Recent Publications

West End Local History Society's August newsletter includes pictures of the 2018 West End carnival, and histories of the Oddfellows, and Oaklands Nursing Home.

RMS Queen Mary – The Final Voyage is a new book about the last voyage of RMS Queen Mary, which left Southampton on 31st October 1967, captained by John Treasure Jones.

The Theatre of the World is a novel set in Tudor Southampton, by the historian Dr Cheryl Butler.

Bitterne Park Info is tracking the history of Bitterne Triangle.


Links to local history societies and other resources.

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Sotonopedia last updated 07/10/2018.

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