Past Events

Below you find all the past events that have taken part in Gosport Heritage Open Days.

  • Images Gosport Past

    Images of Gosport Past (Event from 2016)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT Take a peek into Gosport past by viewing archive film from over the last century. See how Gosport celebrated events like Coronations and coped with wartime manoeuvres like the preparations for D Day and the embarkations …

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    ‘Enemies at the Gate’ – a talk at Fort Brockhurst (Event from 2016)

    Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS 1000 years of siege warfare will be explained during this short talk by Derek Shaughnessy. Pull up a chair in the old Recreation Room of this massive Victorian fortification and learn about siege tactics and machinery from …

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  • Wildgrounds

    Wildgrounds, a natural and not so natural history (Event from 2016)

    Grange Farm, Little Woodham Lane, Gosport, PO13 8AB The Wildgrounds represents one of the few remaining unspoilt woodland pastures in Hampshire, including magnificent ancient oaks over 400 years old. Discover some of the secrets of this special nature area, it’s recent history and it’s wildlife …

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  • Vic Hutfield

    The Vic Hutfield Story – The life and adventures of a Gosport engineer (Event from 2016)

    Nimrod Community Centre, Falcon Meadows Way, Off Nimrod Drive, Rowner, , Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8BE Vic Hutfield was a pioneer in the transport world in the early 20th century, ambitiously building an array of vehicles and planes in his home town of Gosport. Vic’s greatest …

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  • Gosport museum

    Focus on Gosport Museum (Event from 2016)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, Mezzanine Floor, PO12 1BT, Gosport, , PO12 1BT Explore the town’s museum with a guide who is a ‘Friend of Gosport Museum’. Look at the photo files, open the drawers, view the cabinets and displays. Talk with your guide about the memories …

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    Royal Haslar Hospital – Past, Present & Future (Event from 2016)

    Royal Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, PO12 2AA  – Meet at The Gatehouse Royal Haslar Hospital was the first proper naval hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1754, and much later becoming the hospital for all service personnel and residents of Gosport.  After …

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  • Authors

    Meet the Local Authors (Event from 2016)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT On arrival at The Discovery Centre, reception desk staff will be happy to direct you. Chaplin Books is an independent publishing house launched in Gosport in 2010, specialising in books on social history and film studies. Enjoy …

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  • Forton Lake Wrecks

    Images of Forton Lake Wrecks – by Daniel Karmy (Event from 2016)

    The Jervis Gallery, St Vincent College Campus, Mill Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4QA Forton Lake is home to around thirty wrecked vessels of varying type, the majority of which arrived at the lake in the twentieth century. The Forton Lake Archaeology Project, organised by the …

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