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For and Against: The Gosport School Question (Event from 2019)

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The Harbour Room at SEARCH, 50 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BU

Enjoy learning, from Dot Bedenham, about the issues and controversy raised during the 1890s, surrounding the need for a new elementary school in the Leesland area of Gosport.

In this illustrated talk you’ll discover how the need for a new elementary school generated a lot of letters to the Portsmouth Evening News, many under the heading of “The Gosport School Question”.

Find out why this was such a divisive issue. Discover who ran the Gosport elementary schools; the views of the Gosport Liberals; the position of the local Nonconformists; and the demands of the working man for his children. Along the way, meet Dr Josias Jago whose temper wasn’t always kept in check!

The talk will last approx. 1 hour


Please note that this is an Event from 2019


No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy


There is public car parking near SEARCH, including Blue Badge spaces close to the building’s entrance.



The talk will be held in the Harbour Room at SEARCH. Close to Morrisons supermarket in the old grammar school building. Enter via the front door in High St.


Dot Bedenham & Hampshire Cultural Trust


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