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Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2016’

  • 15 October

    15 October

    Tonight in Gosport’s Past:- on the night of 15 October 1987, The Great Storm occurred, and the light of day on 16 exposed missing roofs and chimneys, smashed boats with torn sails, fallen trees by the hundred, and a considerable number of sheds and greenhouses …

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  • 21 October

    21 October

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-  on 21 October 1844, Queen Victoria & Prince Albert returned to Windsor Castle after their holiday at Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight, where they’d been staying since accompanying King Louis Philippe as far as Gosport on his return to …

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  • 22 October

    22 October

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 22nd October 2014, the Type 42 Destroyer HMS “Liverpool” (D92) left Portsmouth Harbour for the last time, under tow to Turkey for scrapping. HMS “Liverpool” was the 9th of 14 of the Type 42 Destroyers to be built; she was …

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  • 24 October

    24 October

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 24 October 2013, the Class 22 Frigate HMS “Cornwall” (F99) was towed out of Portsmouth Harbour to be scrapped in Swansea. “Cornwall” was the first of the 3rd batch of the class to be built, and the last to be …

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  • Factory Buildings At Priddys Hard.

    A brief History of Priddy’s Hard

    Thank you to Tim Canham for this article and photographs providing a brief history of Priddy’s Hard. In 1750, by an Act of King George III, the Board of Ordnance purchased 40 acres of land and a boatyard, in Gosport, from Jane Priddy and a …

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    23 July

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-  on 23rd July 1910, HM King George V and Queen Mary visited Haslar Hospital. Presmably the royal couple plus accompanying minions had travelled to Portsmouth and arrived by launch at Fort Blockhouse Submarine Base (HMS Dolphin-to-be), as they were physically moved …

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  • 4 august

    4 August

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 4 August 1914, at precisely 7 pm, Britain declared war on Germany at 7pm, effective from 11pm that day. World War One had started, and would soon involve most of the world. I wonder how many realized the enormity of …

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  • 23 august

    23 August

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-  on 23 August 1896, Gosport Waterworks at Bury Cross recieved the first water from a new pumping station & wells at Foxbury Point. There was no water tower built at Foxbury Point until four years later, opening in August 1900, so …

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  • 28 august

    28 August

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 28 August 1832, the first day of horse racing took place at Robert Cruickshank’s racecourse in Alverstoke (Angleseyville). The winner of the first race of one mile (six runners) was Fleur-de-Lys, with Yorkshire Lass finishing second, trailing by half a …

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  • 22 september

    22 September

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-  on 22 September 1950, TV personality/long-time presenter of “Songs of Praise” was born in Gillingham, Kent. The family moved to Gosport in 1963, living in Privett Road. Pam attended Bay House school, and went on to Great Things after leaving school. …

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