Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2016’

  • Col. Bogey's Birthplace

    Col. Bogey’s Birthplace

    Col. Bogey’s Birthplace By Rear Admiral R W Paffard, CB, CBE In his book “British Golf”, Bernard Darwin says that in the 1880’s there were only forty six golf courses in England, nearly all by the seaside.  Inland golf, he tells us, was at that …

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  • 21 november

    21 November

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 21 November 1952, HM the Queen paid an official visit to HMS Daedalus. She travelled from London Waterloo to Gosport on a train of Pullman coaches hauled by the Bulleid ‘West Country’ Class 4-6-2 34011 “Tavistock”. Unlike Queen Victoria, she …

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  • Littlebrigs day light trips

    Over the winter @littlebrigs will be available for day light trips at weekends (weather depending). You can message Little brig Sailing Trust through Facebook.

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  • 17 november

    17 November

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 17 November 1893, it was decided at a meeting that the name of Brockhurst station would be changed to Fort Brockhurst, largely to prevent passengers and/or luggage ending up at the wrong destination; there was, and still is, a lot …

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  • Grange airfield

    History of Grange Airfield

    Here’s the basic history of Grange airfield. The story begins some time back, when a string of forts were built across Gosport between 1852 and 1862, these being (from south to north) Fort Gomer, Fort Grange, Fort Rowner, Fort Brockhurst, and Fort Elson. All of …

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  • D-Day Trail

    New! The Gosport D Day Trail (prepared by The D-Day Fellowship). Copies of the leaflet are available from the Gosport Tourist Information Centre.

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  • 3 november

    3 November

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- , on 3 November 1968, the last rail enthusiasts’ railtour to visit Gosport station arrived after a circuitous route from London Waterloo. The railtour, ‘The Hampshireman’ was organised by the Locomotive Club of Great Britain (LCGB) travelling here via Wimbledon, Epsom, …

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  • Grange Farm

    Grange Farm presented with Green Plaque

    A Green Plaque has been awarded to 5 Grange Farm Cottages off Howe Road, Rowner. The plaque was presented by the Mayor of Gosport on 28 October 2016. A Short History Grange Farmhouse is all that remains of an 1191 acre farm. The original part …

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