Recent or current projects which have involved us working with the community in Gosport


Gosport and its People During the Great War

Gosport Heritage Open Days (GHODs) in collaboration with Splodge Designs, were fortunate to secure grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund “First World War: Then and Now” programme. The research and creative activities ran from 2014 through to 2018 to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Armistice which came into effect on 11 November. This booklet […]

Peace at Last – 1918

A Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £10,000, through the First World War: Then and Now programme, was awarded to us Gosport Heritage Open Days for this project. The aim was to increase public awareness of Gosport’s contribution to the war effort and the history of the final year of the First World War.  Local people […]

Trail Blazing: A guide to making your heritage event more accessible

Back in 2012, Trail Blazing was an exploration of how creative approaches could make guided tours more accessible to a wider public. Splodge Designs were commissioned to devise a methodology that could be transferable to varied heritage sites, which would be achievable on a low budget and which would broaden the experience of a heritage visit […]

Four Long Years

Four Long Years

To mark the Centenary of the First World War and increase public awareness of Gosport’s contribution to the war effort, Gosport Heritage Open Days were awarded a grant through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘First World War: Then and Now’ programme to create the project ‘Four Long Years 1914-1918’. Facilitated by Splodge Designs, a local creative […]

Remembering the Unforgettable

Remembering the Unforgettable

The Great War is a subject so broad and diverse and this project is just a starting point. Through recordings, photographs and personal stories, it looks into the commencement of the war in 1914, the era at that time, and Gosport’s involvement. This project was funded by Heritage Lottery and managed by Gosport Heritage Open Days […]

A Day We Will Never Forget: D-Day, 6 June 1944

AUDIO REMINICENCES OF D-DAY WITH 9 LOCAL PEOPLE A fantastic local resource: Nine local people recalling their experiences during the run-up and execution of D-Day in June 1944. This 20 minute recording of narration, sound effects and music all add to the atmosphere and really help listeners to understand the important role Gosport played in […]

The People of Gosport Share their Memories

Are you a member of the fast growing Facebook Group THE GOSPORT AREA: memories and photos, past and present?  Over 20,000 past and present Gosportonians are! The images and reminiscences being shared online have really captured the hearts of so many. And they captured the interest of many more during Gosport Heritage Open Days over the last […]