Local heritage related events and information.

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Gosport Past & Present – Art Exhibition

Back in Sept, we had to cancel a planned HODs event with the great local artist Neil Marshall talking about how he plans and creates his paintings. But get yourself along to the wonderful Gosport Gallery, run by the Hampshire Cultural Trust, in the New Year to see art by Neil Marshall and David Whitsun […]

Craft Stall Open Morning at Shore Leave Haslar

Craft Stall Open Morning Shore Leave Haslar Wednesday 9th December at 11 am-1 pm No booking required, just turn up !! Its been a cold damp start to December but Shore Leave Haslar are going to have a socially distanced craft stall open morning 1100 – 1300hrs on Wednesday 9th December. Lots of Christmas crafts […]

Richard M Jones – ‘Living the Dream, Serving the Queen’

NEW PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT! Author  Richard M Jones has worked with veterans and serving members of the Royal Navy throughout 2020 to share their memories in this new book. ‘Living the Dream, Serving the Queen’ is scheduled for release just before Christmas. Richard M Jones, author and historian, is one of our regular speakers during Gosport […]

What’s On – The Diving Museum

Events at The Diving Museum 2020. They have a lively programme of family friendly events every year. They make sure they have something for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Their evening events are a chance to enjoy a social evening in the museum at night with entertaining talks, quizzes and even murder mystery suppers. Full […]


SHORE LEAVE HASLAR Open Days in HASLAR MEMORIAL GARDEN. 2020 open days will commence on Wednesday April 8th 1100 – 1300hrs for all to visit the gardens, enjoy refreshments and homemade cakes, learn about what Shore Leave does for our Veterans. Pop up shop with crafts, plants for sale. Please note that parking is going […]

Plans for the redevelopment of Priddy’s Hard

Plans for the redevelopment of Priddy’s Hard – a former armaments depot – has been given the go-ahead, with work set to begin later this year. The first phase of this development will see the buildings restored and converted, creating a medium-sized brewery alongside a waterfront restaurant or bar and a visitor’s centre for tours […]

apple dumpling bridge

The Road to Apple Dumpling Bridge

The Road to Apple Dumpling Bridge by KL Knowles is now available to buy from:- Chaplin Books – http://www.chaplinbooks.co.uk/ The book’s own website – http://www.appledumplingbridge.co.uk/ The Gosport Tourist Information Centre The Book Shop, High Street, Lee on Solent The book is set is Gosport and Portsmouth in 1939 and tells the story of Admiral Gizor, […]

HODs Photography Competition Winner

Heritage Open Days are delighted to announce that the winner of their first ever national Heritage Open Days photography competition is Jason Brodie-Browne, with his stunning image of the Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport! More details, runners-up and honourable mentions available HERE: http://ow.ly/cD7250jy1rX

Thank you HMS Sultan

Thank you HMS Sultan

A very BIG thank you to the HMS Sultan Charitable Fundraising Committee for selecting Gosport HODs as one of the recipients for their funds raised in 2017. The £250 we received will be well used in delivering a good range of interesting events for HODs this September. Photo: Captain Peter Towell presenting the cheque to […]

Welcome to The Ritz Cinema @ St Vincent!

Since the closure of the old Ritz, Gosport has been without its own cinema, but all that has changed. The Ritz Cinema at St Vincent College is a Community Cinema so run by volunteers and very keen to offer films that local people want to see. Do post on their Facebook page or send them […]

Diary of a royal marine

The Diary of a Royal Marine – Richard M Jones

Just published! The latest book by Richard M Jones, The Diary of a Royal Marine. £12 each, all profits going to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Launch night with a lecture and exhibits on Monday 30th October, Gosport Discovery Centre. To find find out more and order click here    

Unveiling – The Deane Helmet at the Diving Museum

Unveiling – The Deane Helmet is classed as a National Treasure. It is the world’s first successful diving helmet and dates from the early 1820s. The Historic Diving Society are extremely proud to have it in their museum in Gosport, on loan from The Science Museum, as this is the first time it has ever […]