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Oliver Cromwell Inn

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Photograph, c.1955

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News and Events

The Mayflower and the Speedwell in Southampton: West End Local History Society, 4th July 2018, 7:30pm, The Parish Centre, Chapel Road, West End.
The railway comes to Netley: Hound Local History Society, 27th July 2018, 7.30pm, St Edward's Church Hall, Grange Road, Netley.

Bitterne Local History Society is running a local history writing competition.

Recent Publications

West End Local History Society's June newsletter includes, among others, the sad story of a baby found dead at Netley Common in 1841, and an article about the rector of Botley in the early nineteenth century, Richard Baker, the grandfather of Richard St Barbe Baker and a one-time friend of William Cobbett.

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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