City of Southampton Society
Registered Charity No 1006256 England and Wales
caring for our city's heritage and its green open spaces
Webmaster John Avery
                                      Titanic departing from Southampton April 1912          John Melody Town Crier          
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Queen Mary entering KG DOCKOur outdoor visit to Minstead Church in 2011 image Will TempleWarrior who after service on the front in WWI became a Southampton Police Horse. Image by kind permission Bitterne Local History SocietySouthampton CenotaphJohn Melody Town Crier at Tudor Revels 2012 image Arthur Jeffery
 

The following meetings and events are displayed as a courtesy but you may wish to check with the organisations re any changes or updates etc

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

Task Day- Members Only
Saturday 3rd February, 10.00am
Task Day- Members Only
Saturday 3rd March, 10.00am
Wildlife & Butterfly Walk
Sunday 11th March, 2.00pm

FOSMAG

FEBRUARY 2018

The Palace of Versailles

February 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

A talk by Gordon Massie. The story behind the creation of the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV, the history of the house, a tour of the gardens, and an insight into the lives of the three kings who were resident until the French Revolution of 1789. This will be the first event to be held at our new venue in the Dolphin Hotel (Jane Austen Room) Cost £4 (Fosmag members) / £6 (visitors)

Weston Shore Southampton

April 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Adam Manning (Chair of Friends of Weston Shore) will speak about beautiful Weston Shore, one of the few places in Southampton where people have access to Southampton Water. The Shore is a place rich in wildlife, and is an important designated Site of Special Scientific Interest as a habitat for migratory birds. Adam will also be looking at the rich cultural heritage of the area.   Cost £4 (Fosmag members) / £6 (visitors)


Richard Eurich – A Personal View

June 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Richard Eurich was an English painter who worked as a War Artist in the second World War. He was also known for his panoramic seascapes, and narrative paintings. His daughters Philippa Bambach and Caroline Martin will recall memories about their father and family life, and show some Eurich paintings that are not well known.

Details TBA

September 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Please note the date for your diary. The Venue will be the Jane Austen Room of the Dolphin Hotel

2018 AGM (Members only)

October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Dolphin Hotel, 34-35 High St. 
Southampton, SO14 2HN 

Following the AGM and coffee, Daniel Crow (Director of aSpace Arts) will update us on major progress with the God's House Tower (GHT) project. When re-opened, GHT will become a new arts & heritage venue in Old Town Southampton, featuring exhibitions that show work from the city's designated collection alongside the work of contemporary artists, that combine to interpret and represent the stories of GHT.

Christmas Social 2018: Members Only

December 12, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Social/fund raising event - details & venue TBA


Non commercial events such as talks and heritage walks are advertised here free of charge  

Bitterne Local History Society

Meetings 2017  Meetings of Bitterne Local History Society are held on the second Saturday of each month (except August) at 7.00pm in Bitterne United Reformed Church (entrance in the Precinct, next to Bitterne Churchyard) and the Iceland shop. Members £1 visitors £3
JANUARY
Saturday 13th
Land of pure delight: the life and times of Isaac Watts

Gordon Lewis
FEBRUARY
Saturday 10th
'A tongue in cheek' tour of medieval/old Southampton
Don Robertson
MARCH
Saturday 10th
Bygone Bitterne
Ian Abrahams
APRIL
Saturday 14th
Napoleonic prisoner of war work
Tony Cross
MAY
Saturday 12th
Pirates, privateers and a wedge of gold
Dr Cheryl Butler
JUNE
Saturday 9th
Silk stockings and spitfires
John Smith
JULY
Saturday 14th
Winchester: Bishops, buildings and bones - Part 1
Andrew Negus
AUGUST
Saturday 11th

Meeting or no meeting? TBA
SEPTEMBER
Saturday 8th
AGM
OCTOBER
Saturday 13th
Notable people of Bevois Mount
Allyson Hayes
NOVEMBER
Saturday 10th
How do you take yours? A secret history of tea
Jane Glennie
DECEMBER
Saturday 8th
Tales of old Southampton
Mike O'Leary story teller

Non commercial events such as talks and heritage walks are advertised here free of charge 




Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society

Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society an active group with a current membership of about 100, interested in all aspects of  Hampshire's Industrial Archaeology.

All meetings  are held at the Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF at 7.45 PM on the first Monday of the month, unless stated otherwise.  Free Car Parking. Occasional visitors are welcome to attend at no charge.

  January 8th

   Hampshire's First Pilot

   Mike Gibson

February 5th

History of Hydraulics

Steve Skinner

March 5th

The Southampton & Salisbury Canal revisited

Jon Sims

April 9th

Lucy Houston, the Lady who saved the nation

Colin van Geffen

May 14th

Swaythling Remount Depot.  Supplying Horses for war service

John Fish

June 4th

Silk stockings & Spitfires

John Smith

July 2nd

Women on the Railway

Becky Peacock

August 6th

The Queen Mary before & after the war

Stephen Hoadley

September 3rd

Aspects of Military Archaeology in the Ridgeway Region

Don Summers

October 1st

Northampton not Southampton: 
Industrial Heritage around a Midlands County

Peter Stanier

November 5th

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd

Victorian Humour

Alan Brindle

Date

Subject

Speaker

  January 8th

   Hampshire's First Pilot

   Mike Gibson

February 5th

History of Hydraulics

Steve Skinner

March 5th

The Southampton & Salisbury Canal revisited

Jon Sims

April 9th

Lucy Houston, the Lady who saved the nation

Colin van Geffen

May 14th

Swaythling Remount Depot.  Supplying Horses for war service

John Fish

June 4th

Silk stockings & Spitfires

John Smith

July 2nd

Women on the Railway

Becky Peacock

August 6th

The Queen Mary before & after the war

Stephen Hoadley

September 3rd

Aspects of Military Archaeology in the Ridgeway Region

Don Summers

October 1st

Northampton not Southampton: 
Industrial Heritage around a Midlands County

Peter Stanier

November 5th

Annual General Meeting

December 3rd

Victorian Humour

Alan Brindle

Hampshire Genealogical Society Southampton branch

 

This friendly and welcoming group meets at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays) at the Roman Catholic Church Hall, Commercial Street, Bitterne.  We welcome both new members and visitors to our group.


West End Local History Society

Talks are held at the Parish Centre in Chapel Road at 7-30 pm. Parking, facilities for disabled members and visitors, teas and coffees after the meeting. Visitors fee £2. 

January 3rd Making Our Mark - Chalk Cut Figures in England by Andy Skinner
February 7th By Royal Appointment - Garret & Haysom by Geoff Watts
March 7th Salisbury A tale of two cities part 3 by Andrew Negus
April 4th AGM followed by The Normans in Wessex by Kay Ainsworth
May 2nd From Romans to Normans - the birth of the English parish church by  Dr Frances Hurd
June 6th Radio Times -  Broadcasting Memories from 1930's to 1960's by John Pitman
July 4th The Mayflower and the Speedwell in Southampton by Geoffrey Wheeler
August 1st Social Evening at the Museum - all welcome
September 5th Nelson and HMS Victory  Lives and Times Colin Van Geffen
October 3rd 'Hobarts Funnies' the inventions in Churchill's 'toyshop' that made D Day successful by Dr Henry Goodall
November 7th Defence of the Realm - gun culture in Tudor Southampton by Dr Cheryl Butler
December 5th Social evening - American supper and raffle [members only]
 

Millbrook Local History Society


Meetings at 7-30pm Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millbrook Road
 
 
4th January 2018 The Millionth Yank by Jake Simpkin BA, Blue Badge Guide
1st February 2018  Southampton Maison Dieu [Hospital of God's House] by Geoff Watts, Green Badge Guide
1st March 2018 The Imitation Game, Bletchley Park by John Hall
5th April 2018 Land of Pure Delight by Gordon Lewis
3rd May 2018 Mid Hants Railway - The Watercress Line Past and Present by David Yaldren
7th June 2018 William Walker- The Diver Who Saved Winchester Cathedral by Margaret Braddock
5th July 2018 Then and Now, Images of Dibden and Dibden Purlieu by Gordon Chambers
August No meeting
6th September 2018 AGM A Stroll through Shirley in the 50's and 60's [Part 2] by Tony Biffin
4th October 2018 Music in the Home, Victorian Style by Peter Trodd
1st November 2018 Victorian Mourning and Funeral Practices by John Avery
6th December 2018 Christmas Social Evening Mince Pies Sherry or two and Christmas Draw
 
 
University of Southampton Retired Staff Association

Visitors may attend the talks, a contribution of £2 toward the speaker cost would be appreciated. Visitors are welcome on the trips at just the regular trip cost.

Limited parking is available in the Salisbury Road (Gower) car park. Alternative parking on Pay and Display car park off University Road.

Talks begin at 2.0 pm

3 January    Talk by John Avery, on ‘Huguenots in Southampton and the South Coast’

                         Bldg 67 / Room 1007

Thursday 11 January   NEW YEAR LUNCH at Southampton City College. 

                           Meet at 12:00 for 12:30 start. 

7 February   John Pitman. Talk ‘What the Butler Saw – Anecdotes of life upstairs and downstairs.’

                         Bldg 45 / Room 0045

7 March      Illustrated talk by Professor Malcolm Coe ‘In Search of Life in the Universe’

                       Bldg 45 / Room 0045

11 April    Talk by Barbara Burbridge ‘Berthon and his Boats’.

                        Bldg 67 / room 1003

Thursday 3 May      Horse-drawn barge on the Kennet and Avon canal. For more details click here

6 June        Illustrated talk by a volunteer from The Minstead Trust – ‘Minstead more than just gardens.’

                       Bldg 67 / room 1027

 4 July             Coach trip to Dorchester.  Full details later.

Honorary Secretary (For membership and meeting enquiries)

Mrs. Jan Richards

30 Botley Road

North Baddesley

Southampton

SO62 9DQ

Tel:    (023) 8073 0705

Social Secretary (For trip enquiries and booking)
 
Mrs. Joan Pawson
59 Roewood Close
Holbury
Southampton
SO45 2JT
 
Tel:    (023) 8089 4326

Nursling and Rownhams History Group

Come to one of our talks and meet us at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall in Nursling Street, Nursling

THURS JAN 11, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall
Recent Excavations at East Street Southampton 
Speaker : Andy  Russel
THURS FEB 8, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall
Constructions of M27 and M271 in the 1970's
Speaker : John McGinty


THURS MAR 8, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 
The View from the Bargate
Speaker : Cheryl  Butler
THURS APR 12, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall
Special Operations Executive (SOE) in WWII and Training of Secret Agents at Beaulieu
Speaker : Nick  Saunders
 
SATURDAY. MAY 12, 2:30 PM
Visit and Talk on the Woodgreen "Village Wall Murals" - Grade II Listed.
Meet at Woodgreen Village Hall,
Hale , Nr. Fordingbridge, SP6 2AJ  
Talk starts  at 2.30 p.m.
Cost £8 pp. to include Cream Tea
Book with Liz by Thurs 3rd May

THURSDAY  JUNE 14, 11:00 AM  
Visit  - Winchester College Treasury   - Winchester College Collection of Art and Archeaology.   

Guided Tour commences 11:00 a.m.  Meet at College.  Cost £5 pp. 
Book with Liz by Mon. 4th June
THURS JULY 12, 6:30 PM
Visit & Guided Tour  - St. Mary's Church, Michelmersh, Nr Romsey  
Meet at Church.  
Tour Guide : John Chambers
Tour commences 6:30 p.m.
Donation to Church appreciated 
THURS OCT 11, 07:30 PM
at Nursling Village Hall 

King John's House 
Speakers : Barbara Burbridge
THURS NOV 08, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 
The Roman Road to Winchester. 
Speaker : Jon Sims
THURS DEC 13, 07:30 PM
at Village Hall 
Holy Dusters and Brass Band of Winchester Cathedral   
Speaker : Margaret Braddock

 

Non commercial events such as talks and heritage walks are advertised here free of charge 

Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 3rd February, 10.00am

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 3rd March, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 11th March, 2.00pm

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 7th April, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 8th April, 2.00pm

FoSOC Open Day @ the Hawthorns

Saturday 14th April, 10.00am

Titanic Walk

Sunday 15th April, 2.00pm

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 5th May, 10.00am

Heritage Walk- 172nd Anniversary

Sunday 6th May, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 13th May, 2.00pm

Task Day-Members Only

Saturday 2nd June, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 10th June, 2.00pm

Artists Walk

Sunday 17th June, 2.00pm

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 8th July, 2.00pm

Task Day- Members only 2nd Saturday

Saturday 14th July, 10.00am

Unusual Deaths Pt 3 - note time

Saturday 28th July, 11.00am

Task Day- Members Only

Saturday 4th August, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 12th August, 2.00pm

Memories of the Great War

Sunday 19th August, 2.00pm

Task Day - Members only

Saturday 1st September, 10.00am

Wildlife & Butterfly Walk

Sunday 9th September, 2.00pm

Remembrance Sunday Ceremony

Sunday 11th November, 2.15pm




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