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The Review
We publish 2 copies per year and distribute to all paid up members and place copies in the Special Collections & Local Studies Library at the Central Library.
  • Our readers appreciate a variety of subjects with a preference for topics on Southampton and Hampshire but other subjects such as national changes in planning or heritage protection, incidents or memorable events etc are also considered. We prefer original articles and if articles are duplicated in other publications, it is appropriate to gain the permission of the editor of the journal or newsletter and to indicate this when the article is submitted for publication. Often our members are also associated with other local societies so repetition of an article is not always welcome.
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Jacky Barnes, editor of the Review, presenting her annual report to the members at the AGM, seated Arthur Jeffery acting chair and the president [2010] the mayor Liz Mizon. Image Will Temple

Arthur Jeffery chair, Liz Mizen Mayor [president] and editor Jacky Barnes at an AGM image Will Temple


Outdoor visit to Minstead Church image courtesy Will Temple Outdoor visit on a Guy Arab open top busTug tender Calshot in preservation