Category Archive for: ‘Extraordinary Women nominations’

  • 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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    Queen Victoria – nominated by Philippa Dickinson

    Queen Victoria: aged 11, first visited Gosport with her mother, the Duchess of Kent, in 1830 (staying at the Anglesey Hotel) and visited the Bakery at Royal Clarence Yard to see the marvellous biscuit machines. Later (from 1844) travelled through Gosport regularly to reach Osborne …

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  • Infanta Maria Francisca Of Portugal

    Donna Maria Francesca – nominated by Terry Hinkley

    Donna Maria Francesca: Princess of Spain & Portugal. Royal family in exile in Alverstoke. Huge turn out for her funeral in 1834. Memorial for her in St Mary’s, High Street Gosport. For more information click here

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  • Emily Hester Brodrick

    Emily Hester Brodrick, (1846–1906) was an English writer. She published novels as Mrs Alan Brodrick. She was born at Fort William, Calcutta on 15 April 1846, or 25 April.  After her marriage to Alan Brodrick, she was a vicar’s wife in Godalming from 1875, and …

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  • Linda Dickinson – nominated by Christine Burdett-Clark

    Linda has been through a lot personally with family loss and illness however every week she works effortlessly to provide beginners and long archers the opportunity to do archery. Linda started the club in 2001 as Solent Archers at HMS Collingwood. As more Navy personnel …

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  • Dawn Wood Cropped

    Dawn Wood – nominated by Linda Bennett

    For her outstanding commitment to Scouting and fundraising. She puts every ounce of effort into her work and will do everything and more asked of her. Dawn has spent many years aiding extra curricular activities including ameuter dramatics club ‘Just Kids’, local stage show ‘Gosport …

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