Past Events

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

  • Forgotten Disasters

    ‘Forgotten Disasters’ (Royal Navy) (Event from 2017)

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG Author and historian Richard Jones has dedicated his life to the research of shipwrecks and other historic disasters. Over 20 years of research has resulted in an extensive archive, published books and successful memorial campaigns. …

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  • Devil’s Jumps

    Clog/Folk dancing – Devil’s Jumps Step Dance Group (Event from 2017)

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Devil’s Jumps is a step clog group (think River Dance with clogs on) who practice and perform traditional step clog dances from England, Scotland, Wales and Canada. They enjoy learning the dances and performing them to …

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  • Classic Vehicles Show

    Classic Vehicles (Minis) on Parade (Event from 2017)

    Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS Ever since the first Mini rolled off the production line in 1959, the compact, cool and quirky car has been part of the nation’s collective memory. They are just such fun cars with a wonderful iconic shape. …

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    Jentle Jazz Music and Afternoon Tea (Event from 2017)

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL “JENTLE-JAZZ” are a group of musicians formed just a year ago but already being well received in the community for their talent. They bring the classic old Jazz standards from yesteryear back to life to be …

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  • Straw Craft Demonstration

    Straw Craft Demonstration by Michael Gates (Event from 2017)

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Straw craft is one of Britain’s oldest traditions; it has been practiced for hundreds of years, but it isn’t only about Corn Dollies! The craft includes marquetry, Swiss straw work, models made of straw, lip work, …

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    Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard (Event from 2017)

    Endeavour Quay (meet in Reception), Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AH The story of Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, began back in 1782 when a shipyard was started on the land of Fort Charles at the harbour shoreline. In …

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  • Wykeham Qunitet

    The Wykeham Quintet in Concert (Event from 2017)

    Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Made up of five young Hampshire-based vocalists, and formed only in April 2017, The Wykeham Quintet have already been delighting audiences with their wonderful singing. The group is named after local figure William of Wykeham, former …

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  • Devils on Ice

    Devils on Ice (Event from 2017)

      Planet Ice, Gosport Leisure Park, Forest Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0ZX The Solent Devils Ice Hockey club are pleased to welcome visitors to their training session at Planet Ice Gosport to watch the team in action. There will be displays and information about the …

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  • Touching the Past

    Touching the Past at Explosion! (Event from 2017)

    Meet at Shop, Explosion Museum, Heritage Way, Priddy’s Hard, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4LE Discover more about the history of the site and the people who worked at Priddy’s Hard with a brief talk and chance to handle some fascinating artefacts. Plus take a closer look …

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  • Maritime Archaeology

    Maritime Archaeology: Discovery Bus (Event from 2017)

    Outside the Diving Museum, No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU The Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) has extensive experience of engaging, enthusing and educating people about their maritime heritage. The Solent hides so much history beneath the waves and you can find out …

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  • Lee Historic Waterfront Talk

    Lee Historic Waterfront Talk (Event from 2017)

    St Faith’s Parish Centre, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9NF Pull up a chair and settle down to learn about Lee Historic Waterfront during this fascinating talk… and all without getting the sea breeze in your hair! You’ll hear all about, the history of …

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    Old Time Music Show (Event from 2017)

    Masonic Hall, Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Relive the years of the 1900’s and the 1950’s with these fun packed shows presented by Doorstep Entertainments. Lots of audience participation, music, song and comedy, finishing each show with special reminiscence quiz to get your minds …

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  • d-day-story-stokes-bay

    The D-Day Story at Stokes Bay (Event from 2017)

    Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL In 1942 Stokes Bay was chosen as an embarkation point for vehicles destined for the Normandy beaches as part of Project Overlord, the invasion of France. The whole of the Bay became a restricted …

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  • GOSPORT Solent Brass

    Gosport Solent Brass (Event from 2017)

    South End of Gosport Ferry pontoon, South Street, South Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP Sun, Sea and brass band music! A chance to listen to our wonderful local brass band, Gosport Solent Brass, on the south end of the Gosport Ferry Pontoon. With Gosport in …

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  • Rowner’s Place IN History

    Rowner’s Place in History (event from 2017)

    Nimrod Community Centre, 17 Falcon Meadows Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AA This decade Rowner has been undergoing major regeneration and many fresh faces have come to settle in newly-built houses. At the heart of Rowner there is a large school, a family centre, a youth …

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    Cycling in Gosport over the last 100 years – a presentation by Eric Thomas (Event from 2017)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT Cycling is obviously in Eric’s blood as his grandfather was a champion cyclist! Eric got his first bike as a reward for passing the 11+ and has been rolling along ever since. He reckons he has …

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  • Images past

    Images of Gosport Past (Event from 2017)

    Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT Local collector, Peter Greenaway, will be adorning the walls of the Gosport Discovery Centre with his popular display of pictures from bygone days of Gosport. Come along to view the images and be surprised at how …

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    The Defence Remains – Fort Brockhurst through the camera lens (Event from 2017)

    The Gallery, Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO124DS Gosport’s “Unofficial” Camera Club, a local Facebook group, have been busy behind the lens taking photographs at Fort Brockhurst and invite you to an exhibition of their work for HODs. Photographers of varying abilities, have been …

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  • Clarence Tavern

    Heritage Quiz at the Clarence Tavern (Event from 2017)

    Clarence Tavern, 1 Clarence Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BB Bring your friends and test your knowledge of Gosport in this special heritage pub quiz. Even if you don’t ‘win’ you’re bound to come away having learnt something new about somewhere old. The Clarence Tavern is …

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  • funday

    Traditional Family Funday (Event from 2017)

    Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG Square Pegs Charity will be providing an afternoon of traditional Fun & Games including tin can alley, ring toss & puppets, as well as children’s entertainment & traditional cartoon character appearances from Tom & Jerry! …

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