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    The Torpedo – an illustrated talk by Peter Webberley (Event from 2016)

    The Jervis Gallery, St Vincents, Mill Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4QA In 1866 British engineer, Robert Whitehead, invented the first effective torpedo. French and German inventions followed closely, and the term torpedo came to describe self-propelled projectiles that traveled under or on water. Find out …

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  • GOSPORT Solent Brass

    RCY Heritage Festival – Gosport Solent Brass plays ‘Fanfare for Gosport’ (Event from 2016)

    Royal Clarence Yard, Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1FY Gosport Solent Brass premieres ‘Fanfare for Gosport’ composed by Kirsty Devaney. ‘Fanfare for Gosport’ acknowledges and celebrates the heritage and people of Gosport, and each movement of the piece reflects an aspect of Gosport. …

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  • Evolution Artillery

    The Evolution of Artillery (Event from 2016)

    Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS From throwers to rapid firing! An illustrated talk on the development of artillery from Peter Webberley. This story is told within the atmosphere of Fort Brockhurst, which was a depot for the Royal Field Artillery for many …

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    Heritage Fun for Children (Event from 2016)

    Rowner Family Centre, 19 Falcon Meadows Way, Off Nimrod Drive, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AA Visit the Rowner Family Centre and find lots for children, of all ages, which will help them to explore heritage and their changing community through fun activities.Also enjoy a nourishing after-school …

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  • Kickergill

    26 June

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-on 26th June 1965, Kickergill was demolished to allow for ‘road widening’. Kickergill was situated just west of the Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, being one of two navigational aid towers built in 1643, the other being Gilkicker, which was demolished around 1784 …

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  • White House at The Institute of Naval Medicine

    Institute of Naval Medicine, Naval Medicine then and now – Scurvy (Event from 2016)

    Institute of Naval Medicine, Crescent Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2DL (Fort Road end) A rare opportunity to visit the site and hear this fascinating talk on the work the Institute of Naval Medicine.  Then tour the Historic Collections in Monckton House (1840s). In an exhibition to mark the …

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  • Psychic Goings Monks Walk

    Psychic Goings On at Monks Walk (Event from 2016)

    Meet at gate of Don Styler’s Physical Training Centre, Monks Walk, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4BF Hear some spooky tales of psychic goings on around Monks Walk from Don Styler, who has been tuned in to things spiritual there for more than 50 years. Being held …

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  • The Dockyard Light Horse – by Ron Seager

    Poem written by shipwright Ron Seager who, when it appeared in the August 1975 issue of Dockyard newspaper Trident, was 56. The Dockyard Light Horse A verse to outmusters when about 25,000 men were employed in Portsmouth Dockyard A wonder to many journalists In the …

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    The History of The Gosport Ferry (Event from 2016)

    Gosport Ferry Pontoon, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP Join octagenarian Ken Morey for his fascinating talk and visuals on The History of The Gosport Ferry. The research will take you back as far as 1597! Learn about the Decree by Queen Elizabeth 1st granting only Gosport …

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  • feeding navy

    RCY Heritage Festival – Tales of Royal Clarence Yard (Event from 2016)

    The Pump House Cafe (meeting point), Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1FX Learn about rioting drovers, press gangs and nightmarish pest control! The history of how the Royal Navy addressed the massive challenge of provisioning the fleet in times of war and peace …

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