Feeding the Navy – Rum, Beer & Biscuits

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Feeding the Navy – Rum, Beer & Biscuits

The Pump House Meeting Point

The Pump House Meeting Point

Guided Walk

The Pump House Cafe (meeting point), Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

Learn about rioting drovers, press gangs and nightmarish pest control! The history of how the Royal Navy addressed the massive challenge of provisioning the fleet in times of war and peace from the Royal Clarence Naval Victualling Yard in Weevil Lane, Gosport, is fascinating (often both terrifying and amusing). Huge quantities of ale, rum, bread, meat and other provisions were produced from the Yard for the Royal Navy, using the newest technology of the times. Many of the original buildings survive to this day, including the Grade II* listed Bakery, Granary and Slaughterhouse, as well as the grand Ceremonial Arch.
Duration: approx 2 hrs

 

OPENING TIMES

  • Sunday 9 September: 1030
  • Sunday 16 September: 1030

BOOKING DETAILS

Book on line

Booking opens 18 August at 1000

 

ACCESS

Wheel chair parking Accesible parking Toilets accesible toilets refreshments Service dogs welcome rest stops family friendly

Level area (with some dropped kerbs) so suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs. Some rest points along the way but feel free to bring a fold up chair or stool. Toilets and refreshments available on route. 4 hrs free parking in Cooperage Green.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please arrive 15mins before start time.

ORGANISED BY

Terry Hinkley

 

MAP/DIRECTIONS (approximate)

Meet at the Pump House Cafe, on left side of Cooperage Green car park.

 

 

 
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