Author Archive for: ‘Maria’

  • Gosport awarded special status to make the most of its unique history

    Gosport awarded special status to make the most of its unique history Watch video and see full article at THE RICH heritage of one town is to be celebrated as part of a five-year scheme which will see neglected buildings back into use as …

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    Photos of Fort Brockhurst by Victoria Smith

    Some fantastic photos of Fort Brockhurst taken by Victoria Smith, superimposing the past onto the present.  This is what she says.. “Whilst researching the history of Fort Brockhurst I decided to produce a series of images that showed how space within the secured compound had …

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    13 June

    Today in Gosport’s Past:-  on 13 June 1777, the first American prisoners-of-war arrived at Forton Prison. At this time, the prison largely consisted of what remained of Fortune Hospital – described earlier as ‘a shambles no more than a clutter of tumbledown shacks, … unhealthy …

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    5 August

    Today in Gosport’s Past:- on 5 August 1914, these were the headlines that Britain woke up to. At precisely 7 pm the previous day, the 4 August, Britain declared war on Germany, effective from 11pm that day; the news didn’t make the headlines until the …

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  • After HODs Party 2018

    We took great pleasure in thanking our Event Organisers and telling them, at our After HODs Party, that their skill and effort had attracted…. 16,701 visits this year. Fantastic! And 97% of those found the events very enjoyable or enjoyable, a full report will be …

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  • Memories of Gosport Heritage Open Days 2018

    Here are some fantastic memories of GHODs 2018, if you have any interesting photographs that you would like displayed,  please send to:

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  • Photo Comp Winner

    HODs Photography Competition Winner

    Heritage Open Days are delighted to announce that the winner of their first ever national Heritage Open Days photography competition is Jason Brodie-Browne, with his stunning image of the Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport! More details, runners-up and honourable mentions available HERE:

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  • Screenshot 2018 10 29 Unsung Heroes Hampshire Cultural Trust

    Unsung Heroes – Art Exhibition

    A collection of portraits inspired by the selfless acts of people in the community; the people that give up their own time and energy and invest it into making other peoples’ lives better. Dan Williams tells their stories and captures their characters in diverse works …

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  • Lesley Burton – nominated by Terry Rhodes

    Local historian and author. Co-founder of the Gosport Society. Inspired the very first Gosport Heritage Open Days in 1992

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  • Jesse White Mario – nominated by Mary Duly

    Jesse White Mario: Writer & philanthropist (Wikipedia page). Jessie Meriton Mario nee White, born in Gosport in 1832, in Parham Road.  Recognised in Italy as a hero(ine) of the Risorgimento, and actually ran Guiseppe Garibaldi’s field hospitals during the latter’s campaign from Sicily to Naples.

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