Surprises in Forton Area! (event from 2014)

Discover the background of Forton Road area in this guided tour led by noted local historian, Lesley Burton.

Surprises in Forton Area! (event from 2014)

Meet at St John the Evangelist Church, Forton Road, PO12 4TQ    (Please be advised that this is not a circular tour and will end in the area of  The Railway Inn)

Join Lesley Burton, well-known local historian, writer and lecturer on this historic walk. She will take you down Forton Road to Ferrol Road, pointing out the historic buildings on the way and telling you about the people who lived there. For example, hear about Jessie White Mario, daughter of Thomas White, boatyard owner of Gosport. She was a nurse to General Garibaldi’s soldiers in four wars and was hailed as a national hero!

Guided Walk

Opening Times

2015 event details available from July


Booking Details

BOOKINGS IN PERSON at Gosport Discovery Centre on Saturday 16th Aug ONLY from 09:00 (Note: TIC will NOT deal with any bookings on this day).

BOOKINGS BY TELEPHONE/EMAIL on Sunday 17th Aug from 10:00 (Note: TIC will NOT be open for in person bookings on this day). Subsequent bookings, as long as they are available, during usual TIC opening Mon to Sat, 09:30 to 17:00.

Booking Contact: Gosport Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Call: 023 9252 2944

Booking opens: 16 August 2014 09:00
Booking closes: 10 September 2014 17:00


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This is a guided walking tour on public pathways and roads



Ferrol Road Tour - GHOD
St Johns Church, Forton  - Meeting point for this Walk

St Johns Church, Forton – Meeting point for this Walk

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