Meet at the Diving Museum, No 2 Battery, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU
Find out about defence, D-Day and underwater exploits on this walk with a costumed Heritage Guide along Stokes Bay waterfront, through lovely parks and visiting the historic village of Alverstoke.
Uncover the history of which royalty lived here, the significance of the ‘chocolate blocks’ and the importance of the forts in Gosport to the defence of this area. Discover the origins of the village of Alverstoke and take time to explore what is now Stanley Park and The Osborne Garden.
Gosport Voluntary Action were awarded a Heritage Fund grant to deliver an exciting programme of local historical walks, which they entitled ‘Walking Past’.
This one-year funded project (extended by a year due to Covid 19) commenced in September 2019.
The aims of the project are to:
• Inspire interest in Gosport’s built, coastal and natural heritage
• Engage local residents and visitors
• Create free, walking trails at a wide range of heritage sites that appeal to a diverse range of people
• Motivate people to become involved in and support their heritage with a variety of volunteering opportunities.
The project is culminating in HODs 2021 with all 6 walks being available to participate in.
Duration 90 minutes
Please note that this is an Event from 2021
Blue Badge parking and Accessible toilets by Diving Museum. Please bring a drink and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Please arrive 10 minutes before start time. Your Guide will be holding a pink HODs H.
GVA – Walking Past
MAP / DIRECTIONS
Meet outside the Diving Museum. Please arrive 10 minutes before start time and meet your Guide holding a HODs pink H.