I was really pleased to visit Bitterne Local History Society on Peartree Avenue as part of Southampton Heritage Open Weekend. They do a brilliant job in promoting and recording the heritage of Bitterne and the surrounding area and I would very much recommend visiting their museum and shop.
While visiting, I had the opportunity of looking in the 1931 Kelly’s Directory and I was somewhat surprised to find that the first owner of my house was Mr Roy Smith. Something of a coincidence! Why not visit and find out who lived in your house?