Past Events

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

  • waterfront

    Lee Heritage Waterfront Walk (Event from 2018)

    Meet at Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade West, Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BW Find out about history of Lee-on-the-Solent and its Waterfront from a local resident. This guided walk takes you along Lee Promenade to the Old Swimming Pool site and covers many …

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  • SHORE LEAVE

    Shore Leave Haslar in the Memorial Gardens (Event from 2018)

    The Memorial Gardens, Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA Entry through the green pedestrian gates on Haslar Road. Based in the historical Memorial Gardens at Haslar, come and see how the old naval hospital remains a place of healing through the use of …

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  • blast past

    A Blast from the Past – Compton Cinema Organ (Event from 2018)

    Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX This really is a hidden gem because this unique 1934 3 manual Compton Cinema Pipe Organ is usually tucked away unseen behind the stage. But it will be out for you to explore and enjoy for Heritage Open Days. It …

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  • Lee Coastwatch

    Eyes Along the Coast – Lee Coastwatch (Event from 2018)

    Coastwatch Lookout Station, Beach Road Car Park, PO13 9LB Wherever there is an NCI station a watchkeeper will be looking out for danger and ensuring safety on the water. High technology and sophisticated systems such as radar and telecommunications have vastly improved safety at sea, …

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    Leesland Park – past, present and future (Event from 2018)

    Leesland Park, Whitworth Close/Daisy Lane, Gosport, PO12 3PF Within the green and pleasant oasis that is Leesland Park, your Guide will explain some of the history of the site. In the course of its regeneration, the Friends have tried to create areas of interest for …

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  • Gosport WW2 Bunker

    WW2 Secret Bunker (Event from 2018)

    The Report Centre, The Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2JU, the corner of The Avenue and Tebourba Rd Enjoy a rare opportunity to investigate inside the only surviving WW2 Air Raid Precaution Bunker and Civil Defence Centre in Hampshire. Investigate the Headquarters of wardens, fire brigade …

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  • Village people

    Village People – Alverstoke Residents in 1901 (Event from 2018)

    Meet outside St. Marys Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET A walking tour of the village centre looking at research from 1901 Census. Your Heritage Guide will tell you about some residents who appeared on the Census, together with their ultimate fate. …

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  • Court barn

    Court Barn – 1666 til Today (Event from 2018)

    Court Barn Conservative Club, Court Barn Lane, Broom Way, Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NZ Discover how this 16th century listed building has developed over the past 400 years from a court barn to a farmer’s family home to today’s use as a social …

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  • Anglesey Hotel Alverstoke

    Georgian Elegance at Anglesey Hotel (Event from 2018)

    The Anglesey Hotel, 24 Crescent Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DH The Proprietor of The Anglesey Hotel in Alverstoke will give a Talk and Tour of this magnificent period built hotel which was used by Queen Victoria. The Anglesey Hotel is an integral part of ‘the …

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  • Walkabout

    Haslar Peninsular WalkAbout (Event from 2018)

    RNSM Submarine Museum Car Park , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS Enjoy insights to the military history and important landmarks from your Heritage Guide during this circular walk on roads and pathways of the Haslar Peninsular (a designated Conservation Area). This southern tip …

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  • Collingwood

    HMS Collingwood Heritage Collection (Event from 2018)

    H M S Collingwood, Newgate Lane, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1AS A rare opportunity to take a guided tour of the HMS Collingwood Heritage Collection. The Collection consists, mainly, of Royal Navy Wireless and Radar equipment from the 1890s to the 1980s. Duration: Approx 2 hours …

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  • Crescent Gardens Resized

    Regency Crescent Gardens (Event from 2018)

    Crescent Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, PO12 2DH Crescent Gardens is faithfully re-created Regency gardens and was a part of the Architect Thomas Owen’s grand design for a Crescent building in 1826. During the tour the history of the Garden and the locality is described. The Regency period …

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  • Village people

    Alverstoke Village & The Crescent with Lesley Burton (Event from 2016)

    Meet outside The Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET Join Lesley Burton, well-known local historian, writer and lecturer on this heritage walk through the picturesque Alverstoke Village and along the elegance of The Crescent. Learn about the past developments of the area …

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  • Bingham Town Map

    Beer, Gas & Rubble (Event from 2018)

    Meet outside Bobby’s Restaurant, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JB This circular guided walk traces a small area of Gosport, known as Newtown but also nicknamed Bingham Town after the man who, in the 1830’s built the houses and named the roads after his children. It …

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  • Wildgrounds

    Wildgrounds, a short history of a natural haven (Event from 2018)

    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, its recent history and its wildlife …

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  • Blockhouse

    Fort Blockhouse & SETT (Event from 2018)

    Meet at Submarine Museum car park, Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS HMS Dolphin (now known as Fort Blockhouse) was the home to the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service from 1904-1999. Your Submariner-Guide will give you a brief history of the site from Roman times …

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  • Against all odds

    ‘Royal Navy: Against all Odds’ – Talk (Event from 2017)

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG In this illustrated talk, Richard M Jones will look at Royal Navy unique missions. This will include missions that seemed doomed to failure but were actually very successful during WW2. Richard has dedicated his life …

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  • hampshire disasters

    ‘Hampshire Disasters’ – Talk (Event from 2017)

    Mezzanine Floor, Gosport Discovery Centre, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT How often do disasters occur? How many throughout history do we remember? What happens to those affected in such events long after the headlines? Find out in this talk on Hamphsire disasters where Richard Jones will …

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  • Seahorse

    Heritage pub Quiz – Seahorse (Event from 2017)

    The Seahorse, Broadsands Drive, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TJ So, do YOU think you know Gosport? Whether yes or no, come along to The Seahorse and test your knowledge with this fun heritage quiz. Questions will be based on images from Gosport past and you’ll be …

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  • Bygone Years Sing Along

    Bygone Years Sing Along (Event from 2017)

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG Timeless’ will entertain you with popular songs from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. It will be like a musical time warp! You’re bound to know some of the words and be able to sing along …

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