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  • 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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    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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    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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    Life as a Dockyard Matey

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG Rob Clark, author of the book ‘Keeping the Royal Navy Afloat – Life as a Dockyard Matey’, presents the working-life story of his father-in-law, William ‘Bill’ Cue, who lived in Gosport and worked as a …

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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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    Military Heritage at Fort Brockhurst

    Gunners Way, Elson, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS Find out about Fort Brockhurst and its military heritage. Try on genuine army uniform and envisage life for a soldier and his family. Children can earn a certificate of merit in our Victorian Schoolroom by joining in a …

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    Wildgrounds, a natural and not so natural history

    Grange Farm, Little Woodham Lane, Gosport, PO13 8AB  The Wildgrounds represents one of the few remaining unspoilt woodland pastures in Hampshire, including magnificent ancient oaks over 400 years old. Discover some of the secrets of this special nature area, its recent history and its wildlife …

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    Royal Clarence Yard – History Trail

    Royal Clarence Yard, Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, PO12 1FY.  Starting points at The Pump House Cafe or The Driftwood Studio Take a walk through the victualing yard that supplied ‘Jolly Jack Tar’ with his rum and rations for over 100 years. Explore the site …

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