Mills around Portsmouth Harbour

Mills around Portsmouth Harbour

Presentation

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

Hear about the mills in their heyday and what remains now, during this fascinating illustrated talk by Brenda Gilbert.

The Mills around Portsmouth Harbour worked exceedingly fast and hard grinding corn for bread during the Napoleonic Wars, but they were at the mercy of both wind and tide.

To meet the daily need of a pound of bread per person per day, a considerable amount of flour was required. The population around Gosport in the 1800s was about 12,000. Add to this the soldiers billeted here and some 9,000 prisoners on the floating hulks and inland prisons, that was a lot of mouths to feed!

Duration approx. 60 mins

OPENING TIMES

Wednesday 18 September: 1530

BOOKING DETAILS

No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy

ACCESS

Some free parking by 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.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please arrive 10 mins before the start time to choose your seats. Sorry, but no admission once the talk has started.

ORGANISED BY

Brenda Gilbert and The Alverbank Hotel

WEBSITE

historicgosport.uk/water-mills-and-windmills/

MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

Turn off Stokes Bay Road opposite the sea wall.

 

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