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
Saturday 11 September: 1100
No booking required
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Disabled passenger drop-off by the church door. On-road parking beside the church. Pay car parks close by.
Holy Trinity Church & Ann Bevan
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