24 November

Today in Gosport's Past:  on 24 November 1927, 'Candid Camera' star & prankster Jonathan Routh was born in…

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A Short History of St Vincent

Everyone has heard of St Vincent College, but who knows about its origins and namesakes? Here are some…

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12 September

Today in Gosport's Past:- on 12 September 1834, at The Old Rectory, Alverstoke, the death occurred of Francisca…

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10 November

Today in Gosport's Past:-  on 10 November 1958, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein visited St Vincent Barracks, and in…

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28th July

Today in Gosport's Past:- not much reported in Gosport, but  on 28th July 1914, the Austro-Hungarians declared war…

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30 July

Today in Gosport's Past:- on 30 July 1917, the Naval Seaplane Training School was opened at Lee-on-Solent, initially…

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1 August

Today in Gosport's Past :- on 1 August 1945, RAF Gosport (Grange airfield) was handed over to the…

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11 August

Today in Gosport's Past:- on 11 August 1942, Manfred Mann drummer Mike Hugg was born in Gosport. The…

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3 September

Today in Gosport's Past:-on 3 September 1939, prime minister Neville Chamberlain announced that 'Britain is now at war…

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13 September

Today in Gosport's Past:- on 13 September 1845, the railway from Gosport station into Royal Clarence Yard was…

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17 September

Today in Gosport's Past:-  on 17 September 1982, three ships returned home rather belatedly from the Falklands conflict…

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28 September

Today in Gosport's Past:-  on 28 September 1968, the last Hovertravel service between Stokes Bay and Ryde took…

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