Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2016’

  • bomb damage

    15 June

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 15th June 1941, the morning light revealed another scene of bomb damage, this time in the Leesland area, with Zetland Road and Lavinia Road suffering most. The Whitworth Arms pub was damaged, but survived, unlike adjoining houses in Zetland Road. …

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    Isolation Hospital (Event from 2016)

    Meet at gate of Don Styler’s Physical Training Centre, Monks Walk , Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4BF Nowadays a gym and training centre but it was built as a military isolation hospital for the sick in 1898 and extended in 1918. During WW2 it was used …

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  • hovercraft

    11 June

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 11th June 1959, Christopher Cockerill’s prototype hovercraft SR-N1 made its maiden flight in the Solent from HMS Daedalus. Following the success of the flight, hovercraft development continued, and on 24th July 1965, the Hovertravel service between Stokes Bay (near to …

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  • Town Twinning

    Twin Towns, Gosport & Royan (Event from 2016)

    Twin Towns, Gosport & Royan – Talk by Cllr Stephen Philpott Holy Trinity, Gosport, PO12 1HL Enjoy this illustrated talk on what is probably the oldest and most successful twinning in Europe. The twin towns of Gosport and Royan have engaged in unbroken exchange since …

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  • d-day

    6 June

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-on 6th June 1944, the invasion of Normandy took place – that’s D-Day to you & I. Preparations had been taking place for a couple of years, with huge concrete caissons for mulberry harbours being constructed at Stokes Bay, and the building …

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  • quilters

    ‘Elements’ by the Scrap Happy Quilters (Event from 2017)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT  The Scrap Happy Quilters not only get crafty with scraps but they also get very creative depicting local scenes and heritage themes as part of their annual challenge. For Heritage Open Days this they proudly bring you …

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    RCY Heritage Festival – Past and Present Glories (Event from 2016)

    Royal Clarence Yard, Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1FY Explore the past glories of the former Royal Naval Victualling Yard at Weevil Lane. Several important listed buildings survive, including the former Bakery, Granary and Slaughterhouse, as well as the workshops of Cooperage Green …

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  • vintage market

    RCY Heritage Festival – Handmade Fair & Vintage Market (Event from 2016)

    Royal Clarence Yard, Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, PO12 1FY The former Slaughter House at Royal Clarence Yard is an unmodernised building not normally open to the public. For Gosport’s Heritage Open Days, it will house a bustling craft fair and vintage market with stalls …

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  • franciscans

    Meet the Marian Franciscans of St Mary’s (Event from 2016)

    St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 32 High Street, Gosport, PO12 1DF Come along into one of the oldest and most beautiful churches of the Catholic diocese of Portsmouth and learn about how the Marian Franciscan friars and sisters are impacting on the local community. Listen …

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    Hermitage Wildlife Garden (Event from 2016)

    The Hermitage, Middlecroft Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4EJ Explore this hidden garden on a special tour given by one of the volunteers who have brought this garden back to life. You can learn about the myth and legend – stories of monks, ghosts and tunnels …

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