New Events this year

  • The D-Day Story at Stokes Bay (1)

    Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL In 1942 Stokes Bay was chosen as an embarkation point for vehicles destined for the Normandy beaches as part of Project Overlord, the invasion of France. The whole of the Bay became a restricted …

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    WWI Cartoon Card Display: ‘Fragment of France’

    The Clarence Tavern, 1 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB A display of ‘Fragments of France’ collectable cards from WWI (1914), drawn by prominent British cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather whose best-known cartoon character is ‘Old Bill’. You can view these amusing images whilst enjoying your …

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  • Rowner’s Place in History

    Nimrod Community Centre, 17 Falcon Meadows Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AA Visitors will be able to view three exhibitions. The first is – ‘A Day We Will Never Forget’ – this is an audio-visual piece containing recollections and artefacts centring on Gosport’s Role in the …

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  • CYCLING GOSPORT

    Cycling in Gosport over the last 100 years – a presentation by Eric Thomas

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT Cycling is obviously in Eric’s blood as his grandfather was a champion cyclist! Eric got his first bike as a reward for passing the 11+ and has been rolling along ever since. He reckons he has …

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    The Defence Remains – Fort Brockhurst through the camera lens

                                                                                  The Gallery, Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO124DS Gosport’s “Unofficial” Camera Club, a local Facebook group, have been busy behind the lens taking photographs at Fort Brockhurst and invite you to an exhibition of their work for HODs. Photographers of varying abilities, have …

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    Heritage Quiz at the Clarence Tavern

    Clarence Tavern, 1 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Bring your friends and test your knowledge of Gosport in this special heritage pub quiz. The Clarence Tavern is one of the oldest “Coach Houses” in the South of England and one of Gosport’s original watering …

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    Traditional Family Funday

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG We will be providing an afternoon of traditional Fun & Games including tin can alley, ring toss & puppets, as well as children’s entertainment & traditional cartoon character appearances from Tom & Jerry! There will …

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  • Grammar School Gosport GHOD

    The Old Grammar School

    High Street, Gosport, Hants, PO12 1NS See inside the Art Nouveau building erected in 1901 as the Technical Institute & Free Library. The grammar school used it and now Gosport Discovery Centre offers research and learning facilities. Duration approx 60 mins OPENING TIMES Thursday 7 September 1015 …

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    Haslar Peninsula Heritage Walkabout

    RNSM Submarine Museum Car Park , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS Enjoy insights to the military history and important landmarks from your Heritage Guide during this circular walk on roads and pathways of the Haslar Peninsular (a designated Conservation Area).This southern tip of …

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  • Medusa Ashore

    Medusa Ashore

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Join this informative talk and visual presentation on the Harbour Defence Motor Launch Medusa. Visits on board the preserved Medusa, currently berthed at Haslar Marina are possible during Heritage Open Days. For those who can’t make …

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    Nursery Rhymes and their Origins

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT Be amused by a film of Traditional Nursery Rhymes then let local writer and speaker, Rob Clark, explain the history behind each one. Will you recognise the well known voices taking part? It’s a mix of …

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    Leesland Park -past, present and future

    Leesland Park, Whitworth Close/Daisy Lane, Gosport, PO12 3PF Within the green and pleasant oasis that is Leesland Park, your Guide will explain some of the history of the site. In the course of its regeneration, the Friends have tried to create areas of interest for …

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    History of Pantomime

    Mezzanine Floor, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT Rob Clark’s talk ‘Behind You???? covers the origin of pantomime through the years to what we know and love today.  It is linked with pantomimes staged in Gosport and performed by local people over …

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  • Round the Square and off to Cort

    Meet at the Clarence Tavern, Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Meet your Heritage Guide, Carole, outside The Clarence Tavern. She will lead you along Clarence Road, North Cross Street, Minit Road and then back to Clarence Square, taking in Seahorse Walk and the cottage …

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    “Roll up – Roll up. Don’t be Shy & Give it a Try”

    Gosport Bowling Club, Anglesey Gardens, 1 Anglesey Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2EG Try the game which made Sir Francis Drake famous! The game of Bowls is truly an outdoor sport for all. It can be played by all ages and abilities, a perfect sport for …

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    Guess the Mystery Objects

                                Gosport Discovery Centre, Mezzanine Floor, PO12 1BT, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT Guess the Objects at the ‘Museum on the Mezz’. What are they? How old are they? Did you ever use one of them? Explore the museum further by looking at the photo files, …

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  • Alverstoke Quilt

    Alverstoke Quilters Quilt Show

    Alverstoke Parish Centre, Green Road, Gosport, PO12 2ET Quilt making is a tradition that dates back to at least the 12th Century and was usually a parlour activity for wealthy ladies. Our Alverstoke Quilters have no airs and graces but have kept the skill alive …

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  • Gosport D-Day Story

    The Gosport D-Day Story

    Stokes Bay – East Promenade, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL Visit a photograph and memorabilia display, and talk with members of Gosport D-Day Fellowship on all aspects of this historic and memorable event. You’ll find them by just to the side of Stokes Bay Sailing Club …

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  • Village People – Alverstoke Residents in 1901

    Meet at Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, PO12 2ET A walking tour of the village centre with details of some residents, together with their ultimate fate.  Details of court cases involving local people and changes to the village at the start of a new …

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  • Haslar Cycle-about

    Haslar Peninsula Cycle-about

    Entrance to Submarine Museum , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS A ‘Tour de Haslar Peninsula’, which is a guided circular cycling tour of the peninsula on public roads, cycle tracks and south coast footpath. Starting at the entrance Submarime Museum. Strategic stops covering …

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    History of Gosport Methodist Church in Pictures

    Gosport Methodist Church, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JB Fascinating snapshot views of this church through time, from 1890 until the present day. In fact, in 1989 the church suffered a disastrous fire that almost completely destroyed the building. It was later rebuilt, retaining the original …

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    Walk the (Railway) Line

                                       Gosport Discovery Centre, Gosport, PO12 1BT Meet outside the Gosport Discovery Centre. From there our guide will lead you to the former Gosport Railway Station and along part of the disused line. This circular walk will then return along roads adjacent to the line. …

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    A potted history Stokes Bay Sailing Club

    Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL From boatshed to wooden hut to solid clubhouse. Find out about the history of the Stokes Bay Sailing Club from formation in 1938 and how it was affected by the major role Stokes Bay …

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