Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2016’

  • 31 May

    31 May

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 31 May 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew into RAF Gosport (Grange Airfield) in his one-man aircraft “Spirit of St Louis”. He arrived here after flying “Spirit of St Louis” non-stop from Roosevelt Airfield, Garden City (Long Island), New York, to Paris …

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  • See the Soprano

    ‘And Now We See the Soprano’ (Event from 2016)

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road, PO12 1HL Holy Trinity are delighted to announce that Gosport’s Jennifer Parker-Lummis has agreed to to do a special performance for Heritage Open Days of ‘And Now We See the Soprano’ accompanied by Karen Kingsley on the piano. …

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  • Hazz-larrr Hospital

    17 May

    Today in Gosport‘s Past:- on 17th May 2010, Channel 4’s Time Team showed their special “Nelson’s Hospital” on TV. I found it rather disappointing, to be honest, and was less than overjoyed at Tony Robinson’s description of the location as ‘Hazz-larrr Hospital, in Portsmouth.’ Oh …

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  • Trincomalee

    19 May

    Today in Gosport‘s Past:- on 19th May 1897, HMS “Trincomalee” was sold for scrap to Pounds scrapyard in Portsmouth; fortunately, she was saved at the eleventh hour and restored for use as a training ship at Pembroke, being renamed TS “Foudroyant”. After the death of …

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  • 26 May

    26 May

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 26 May 1887, local inventor & entrepreneur Victor Hutfield was born in Gosport. Vic became one of the town’s most enterprising characters, dabbling in motorcycles, aircraft, building, and transport. One of his early efforts was his home-made monoplane; this was …

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  • aviation

    The Development of British Aviation (Event from 2016)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, Mezzanine Floor, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT Britain has played a major role in the develoment of both military and civil aviation.  This presentation, illustrated with film clips from the hostoric FAST Film Archive, looks at the remarkable,and often daring, work of …

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  • Amble the alleyways

    Amble the Alleyways of Old Gosport Town (Event from 2016)

    Meet at the Lakeside Cafe, Walpole Park, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1ER Amble the Alleyways of Old Gosport Town is a guided walk taking in The horsefields, Boating Lake, Moat, Ramparts, Alleyways and the High Streeet, finishing at the Old Town Gates. Walk lasts approximately 2 …

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  • Bury House

    The History of Bury House (Event from 2016)

    Gosport Community Centre, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX The event will involve an illustrated talk on the history of Bury House; now part of the Gosport Community Association.  Former Secretary of the Association, Malcolm Stevens has spent three years’ researching its history and the lives …

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  • Waterside Community Church

    Cook’s Mission for Seamen & His Ragged School. (Event from 2016)

    Waterside Community Church, South Street, Gosport, PO12  1ES A costumed young Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visit Henry Cook’s site where he founded the Gosport and Portsmouth seaman’s mission, and ragged school in South Street. You will have chance to get your photo taken with …

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  • Lee-on-Solent Light Railway

    12 May

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-on 12th May 1894, The official opening of the three and a half mile Lee-on-Solent Light Railway

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