44. Gosport’s Diving Heritage

44. Gosport’s Diving Heritage

IN-PERSON

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Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL

In 1832 two young men from Deptford tried out their new invention, a diving helmet, to recover the cargo from a shipwreck off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

Their exploits attracted the attention of the Admiralty eventually sparking an explosion in helmet diving that rapidly spread around the world.

This talk traces Gosport’s diving heritage from that first dive to present day diving research. Wrecks, world records, discoveries and mysteries all feature in Gosport’s diving story.

Ann Bevan is a volunteer at The Diving Museum in Gosport.
Her late husband was one of Gosport’s world record breakers.

Duration approx 60 minutes

OPENING TIMES

Saturday 11 September: 1100

BOOKING DETAILS

No booking required

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

ACCESS

Disabled passenger drop-off by the church door. On-road parking beside the church. Pay car parks close by.

Wheel chair accesible toilets Toilets Service dogs welcome Accesible parking parking Mobility impaired family friendly

 

 

ORGANISED BY

Holy Trinity Church & Ann Bevan

Diving museum events 2018

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please arrive ten minutes before start time to be seated. Please, no stiletto heels to be worn as they can cause damage to the floor

 

MAP / DIRECTIONS

A short walk from Gosport Bus Station