New Events this year

  • Against all odds

    ‘Royal Navy: Against all Odds’ – Talk

    Please note this event is replacing the cancelled event ‘The Vic Hutfield Story’ Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG In this illustrated talk, Richard M Jones will look at Royal Navy unique missions. This will include missions that seemed doomed to …

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    ‘Hampshire Disasters’ – Talk

    Please note this event is replacing the cancelled event ‘Mills around Portsmouth Harbour’ Mezzanine Floor, Gosport Discovery Centre, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT How often do disasters occur? How many throughout history do we remember? What happens to those affected in such events long after the …

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  • Seahorse

    Heritage pub Quiz – Seahorse

    The Seahorse, Broadsands Drive, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TJ So, do YOU think you know Gosport? Whether yes or no, come along to The Seahorse and test your knowledge with this fun heritage quiz. Questions will be based on images from Gosport past and you’ll be …

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  • Bygone Years Sing Along

    Bygone Years Sing Along

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG Timeless’ will entertain you with popular songs from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. It will be like a musical time warp! You’re bound to know some of the words and be able to sing along …

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  • Forgotten Disasters

    ‘Forgotten Disasters’ (Royal Navy)

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG Author and historian Richard Jones has dedicated his life to the research of shipwrecks and other historic disasters. Over 20 years of research has resulted in an extensive archive, published books and successful memorial campaigns. …

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  • Devil’s Jumps

    Clog/Folk dancing – Devil’s Jumps Step Dance Group

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Devil’s Jumps is a step clog group (think River Dance with clogs on) who practice and perform traditional step clog dances from England, Scotland, Wales and Canada. They enjoy learning the dances and performing them to …

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  • Classic Vehicles Show

    Classic Vehicles (Minis) on Parade

    Please note error on programme, this event is only on the Sunday NOT Saturday Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS Ever since the first Mini rolled off the production line in 1959, the compact, cool and quirky car has been part of the …

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  • JENTLE JAZZ

    Jentle Jazz Music and Afternoon Tea

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL “JENTLE-JAZZ” are a group of musicians formed just a year ago but already being well received in the community for their talent. They bring the classic old Jazz standards from yesteryear back to life to be …

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  • Straw Craft Demonstration

    Straw Craft Demonstration by Michael Gates

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Straw craft is one of Britain’s oldest traditions; it has been practiced for hundreds of years, but it isn’t only about Corn Dollies! The craft includes marquetry, Swiss straw work, models made of straw, lip work, …

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    Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard

    Endeavour Quay (meet in Reception), Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AH The story of Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, began back in 1782 when a shipyard was started on the land of Fort Charles at the harbour shoreline. In …

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  • Wykeham Qunitet

    The Wykeham Quintet in Concert

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Made up of five young Hampshire-based vocalists, and formed only in April 2017, The Wykeham Quintet have already been delighting audiences with their wonderful singing. The group is named after local figure William of Wykeham, former …

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  • Devils on Ice

    Devils on Ice

      Planet Ice, Gosport Leisure Park, Forest Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0ZX The Solent Devils Ice Hockey club are pleased to welcome visitors to their training session at Planet Ice Gosport to watch the team in action. There will be displays and information about the …

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  • Touching the Past

    Touching the Past at Explosion!

    Meet at Shop, Explosion Museum, Heritage Way, Priddy’s Hard, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE Discover more about the history of the site and the people who worked at Priddy’s Hard with a brief talk and chance to handle some fascinating artefacts. Plus take a closer look …

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  • St Vincents Singers

    St Vincents Singers

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT The St. Vincent Singers formed in 1977 as a choir of parents of pupils at St Vincent Community School in Gosport (on the site of the former St Vincent Royal Marine Barracks) who asked if they …

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  • Lee Historic Waterfront Talk

    Lee Historic Waterfront Talk

    Please note error on programme, this is the correct postcode St Faith’s Parish Centre, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9NF Pull up a chair and settle down to learn about Lee Historic Waterfront during this fascinating talk… and all without getting the sea breeze …

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  • Bay House Alverbank

    Bay House and The Alverbank

    Bay House and The Alverbank: noble houses and their occupants Diving Museum, No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU During this talk by Joy Hammond you’ll find out about the two lovely Victorian houses which sit close to the shoreline at Stokes Bay, …

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  • Mills around Portsmouth Harbour

    Mills around Portsmouth Harbour

    This event has been cancelled due to personal bereavement for the presenter, will now be a talk entitled ‘Hampshire Disasters’   Mezzanine Floor, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT The Mills around Portsmouth Harbour worked exceedingly fast and hard grinding corn for …

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  • HOVERCRAFT MUSEUM

    The World’s Only Hovercraft Museum

    The Hovercraft Museum, Daedalus Site Seafront Gate, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS Come and see the world’s largest collection of hovercraft! Within the world’s only museum dedicated to this invention, you can browse around the exclusive collection of over 50 hovercraft including James …

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  • OLD TIME MUSIC SHOW

    Old Time Music Show

    Masonic Hall, Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Relive the years of the 1900’s and the 1950’s with these fun packed shows presented by Doorstep Entertainments. Lots of audience participation, music, song and comedy, finishing each show with special reminiscence quiz to get your minds …

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    The Somme: A family story

    First Light Cafe, 68 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DR In this short but meaningful talk, Joyce Brown will recount how her relative, Reginald Westbrook, lost his life in the Battle of The Somme. Reginald was a Gosport Fireman and had no need to go …

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    The D-Day Story at Stokes Bay

    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 Cartoons: ‘Fragments of France’

    The Clarence Tavern, 1 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB WW1 Cartoons – Bruce Bairnsfather and ‘Fragments from France’ Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, who served in France, became world-famous during the First World War for his ‘Fragments from France’ cartoons depicting life at the Front. As …

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  • Rowner’s Place IN History

    Rowner’s Place in History

    Nimrod Community Centre, 17 Falcon Meadows Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AA This decade Rowner has been undergoing major regeneration and many fresh faces have come to settle in newly-built houses. At the heart of Rowner there is a large school, a family centre, a youth …

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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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  • Clarence Tavern

    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. Even if you don’t ‘win’ you’re bound to come away having learnt something new about somewhere old. The Clarence Tavern is …

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    Traditional Family Funday

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG Square Pegs Charity 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! …

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  • Grammar School Gosport GHOD

    The Old Grammar School

    High Street, Gosport, Hants, PO12 1NS Imagine yourself back in school days as you take this guided tour inside the Art Nouveau building erected in 1901 as the Technical Institute & Free Library. But it was also once the home of the Grammar School and attended by …

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  • Walkabout

    Haslar Peninsular Walk-about

    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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    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 “He’s Behind You! Oh No He’s Not!” covers the origin of pantomime down through the years to the Panto that we know and love today. It is linked with pantomimes staged …

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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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    Village People – Alverstoke Residents in 1901

    Meet outside St. Marys Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET A walking tour of the village centre looking at research from 1901 Census. Your Heritage Guide will tell you about some residents who appeared on the Census, together with their ultimate fate. …

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  • Haslar Cycle-about

    Haslar Peninsula Cycle-about

    Entrance to Submarine Museum , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS The `Haslar Peninsula Cycleabout` is a guided circular cycle ride around the peninsula covering about 20  points of interest from Fort Blockhouse to Crescent Road, to give riders a snapshot of the area’s …

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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 Join local heritage guide, Dave Thompson, for a fascinating walk along the route of the former railway line linking Gosport to Stokes Bay, Royal Clarence Yard and the national network. The walk takes in the architecture of some …

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