Beer, Gas & Rubble

Beer, Gas & Rubble

Guided Walk

Meet outside Bobby’s Restaurant, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JB

This circular guided walk traces a small area of Gosport, nicknamed Bingham Town after the man who, in the 1830s, built the houses and named the roads after his children.

Why the title? Here’s your chance to find out…

Beer: learn about long-gone pubs of Henry Street and why in the 19th century pubs were used by the Coroners Office to investigate unexplained deaths. You’ll hear about one such occurance.

Gas: played an important part of Gosport expansion. You’ll discover where the gas works was and why it was made redundant. Did you know the houses were still being lit by gas in the 1960s?

Rubble: Gosport suffered from a considerable amount of bombing during the war. What did they do with all the rubble, and why was it a magnet for children?

Very little remains of this area now but by using photographs and his own recollections of living there during the 1950s, your Heritage Guide brings memories of the area alive. He’ll include stories of some well known characters and other information of historical interest.

Duration: approx 1 hr.

OPENING TIMES

  • Sunday 15 September: 1130
  • Sunday 22 September: 1130 Unfortunately the tour on this date has been cancelled by the event organiser

BOOKING DETAILS

Book on line

Booking opens on 24 August at 0930

ACCESS

Wheel chairService dogs welcomeparkingfamily friendlyrefreshments

 

 

This walk will be on public footpaths with dipped kerbs at crossing points. Suitable for powered or assisted wheelchairs and pushchairs. Toilets available part way through walk. Some on-road parking nearby or car parks in town (charges may apply).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Meet outside Bobby’s Restaurant. Please arrive 15mins before start time.

WEBSITE

https://www.gosportsociety.co.uk/GosportSociety_richard_bingham.html

MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.

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