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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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  • 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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  • Authors

    Meet the Local Authors

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT Chaplin Books is an independent publishing house launched in Gosport in 2010, specialising in books on social history and film studies. Enjoy this chance to meet some of the faces behind the pens of local authors. This …

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  • Medusa Ashore

    Medusa Ashore

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Join this informative talk and visual presentation on the Harbour Defence Motor Launch Medusa. Visits on board the preserved Medusa, currently berthed at Haslar Marina are possible during Heritage Open Days. For those who can’t make …

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  • nursery rhymes

    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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  • Dockyard matey

    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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  • pantomime

    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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  • The Lodge Room MH

    Freemasonry in Gosport since 1715

    Gosport Masonic Hall, 6 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Enjoy this talk and tour of the building and Lodge Room that make up Gosport Masonic Centre and discover how Freemasonry has featured in the life of Gosport since the early 1700s. Learn about the …

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  • Lost pubs

    The Lost Pubs of Gosport

    The Mezzanine Floor, Gosport Discovery Centre, Gosport, PO12 1BT Did you know that Gosport once had a windmill as a beer house? Do you remember when it seemed like there was a pub on every corner? At present, just six pubs can be found within …

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  • Lee Coastwatch

    Eyes Along the Coast

    Coastwatch Lookout Station, Beach Road Car Park, PO13 9LB Wherever there is an NCI station a watchkeeper will be looking out for danger and ensuring safety on the water. High technology and sophisticated systems such as radar and telecommunications have vastly improved safety at sea, …

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