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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.

West End Local History Society has a talk on Defence of the Realm: Gun Culture in Tudor Southampton by Cheryl Butler on Wednesday 7th November at 7:30pm at the Parish Centre in West End.

Nursling and Rownhams History Group has a talk on The Roman Road to Winchester by John Sims on 8th November at 7:30pm, at the Village Hall in Nursling.

The City of Southampton Society has a talk on Southampton Docks by Alistair Welch, director of Associated British Ports, Monday 26th November at 7pm at the Edmund Kell Church Hall in Bellevue Road.

The Southampton branch of the Hampshire Genealogical Society Family History Group has a talk on Marmalade, Spuds & A Bag of Gold: Gift Giving in Tudor Southampton by Cheryl Butler on 17th December at 7:30 pm, at the Roman Catholic Church Hall in Commercial Street, Bitterne.

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.

Bitterne Local History Society has just published a DVD of a 1973 audio-visual performance about Bitterne's History, A Bend in the River.

Southampton tourist guide Godfrey Collyer has made available an audio tour of Bitterne Park.


Links to local history societies and other resources.

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Sotonopedia last updated 01/11/2018.

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