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  • HMS Vanguard Passing TS Foudroyant When She Was Moored Near Haslar.

    HMS Vanguard – Britain’s Last Battleship

    19 years after she was first laid down in 1941, HMS Vangaurd caused a bit of chaos in Portmouth Harbour. Watch this video to discover her story…

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    Photos of Fort Brockhurst by Victoria Smith

    Some fantastic photos of Fort Brockhurst taken by Victoria Smith, superimposing the past onto the present.  This is what she says.. “Whilst researching the history of Fort Brockhurst I decided to produce a series of images that showed how space within the secured compound had …

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    Betty White’s Coat – The D-Day Museum

      In June 1944 Betty White was a young girl living at Gosport on the south coast of England. As British and other Allied troops passed by on their way to Normandy, she collected badges from them as souvenirs. The badges – nearly 100 of …

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  • John Charles Deane story

    John and Charles Deane story

    Sunken Treasure, death defying adventure.  Have a look at this fantastic story of how John and Charles Deane invented modern deep-sea diving and saved the British Empire.  Written by James Nestor. Click picture for full story.    

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    Friends of Gosport Museum

    The Gosport Museum was founded in 1975 to record all aspects of the history of Gosport from the earliest times to the present. The FRIENDS of GOSPORT MUSEUM work to: – support the work of the museum – encourage the public to learn about and …

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  • Col. Bogey's Birthplace

    Col. Bogey’s Birthplace

    Col. Bogey’s Birthplace By Rear Admiral R W Paffard, CB, CBE In his book “British Golf”, Bernard Darwin says that in the 1880’s there were only forty six golf courses in England, nearly all by the seaside.  Inland golf, he tells us, was at that …

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    History of Grange Airfield

    Here’s the basic history of Grange airfield. The story begins some time back, when a string of forts were built across Gosport between 1852 and 1862, these being (from south to north) Fort Gomer, Fort Grange, Fort Rowner, Fort Brockhurst, and Fort Elson. All of …

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  • Factory Buildings At Priddys Hard.

    A brief History of Priddy’s Hard

    Thank you to Tim Canham for this article and photographs providing a brief history of Priddy’s Hard. In 1750, by an Act of King George III, the Board of Ordnance purchased 40 acres of land and a boatyard, in Gosport, from Jane Priddy and a …

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