‘The Gosport Area: memories and photos’ Facebook Exhibition (Event from 2019)

‘The Gosport Area: memories and photos’ Facebook Exhibition (Event from 2019)

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Show / Display

The Alverbank House Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QT

This Facebook Group has over 22,000 members from near and far, all associated with Gosport in some way and loving its heritage. The exhibition brings some of the best images from their virtual vault into hard copy for all to view.

Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of precious memories and over 50,000 images have been shared online, many photos and documents from private family records. Pubs, shops, transport of all kinds, roads and coastal views, public services, defence, leisure venues, celebrations and local celebrities, all feature.

Come along and meet other people who remember the Gosport of their youth and have tales to tell handed down from forebears. Bring along your own old photos or documents to show around. Arrange to meet old friends here for a leisurely catch-up in the wonderful historic setting of Stokes Bay.

Held in MEMORY of DAVE ROWLAND – founder of the Facebook Group.
Having conceived and run this display at Fort Brockhurst for 5 years, attracting many hundreds of people to visit each day, Dave was pleased to be welcomed to The Alverbank House Hotel for 2019. Sadly, he died in July and we had to consider cancelling this event. But with over 2.5k heartfelt reactions to his death and hundreds of personal messages received, it was clear that what HIS group had achieved was massively important to the peoples of Gosport, wherever they reside now. Please come along and enjoy.

Allow 60 mins.


Please note that this is an Event from 2019


No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy


Some free parking by the hotel, especially suitable for disabled or elderly visitors. Also lots of ‘pay to park’ spaces on the main bay road. Close to X5 and 9/9a bus routes. The Alverbank offers a wide range of refreshment/food throughout this time. Bar snacks, full meals, afternoon teas, and delicious ice creams are all available to purchase. Please note that a variety of short talks will also be held in this function room. Entry to the exhibition may be suspended once a talk has begun, to prevent disturbance to the audience, but normal service will resume within the hour.



Print Error: Please note that the Gosport printed programme shows times on Fri 20th & Sun 22nd incorrectly. It is 1100 – 1500 on both those days.




‘The Gosport Area: memories and photos’ Facebook Group and The Alverbank Hotel

MAP/DIRECTIONS (approximate)

Turn off Stokes Bay Road, opposite the sea wall.

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.