Want to know more about Gosport’s story? Then these events are for you.

100 years of the Gosport Royal British Legion (Event from 2021)

In Person Show / Display The Royal British Legion, 145 Brockhurst Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3AX Established on 23rd June 1921, Lord Haig visited to formally open the branch under the name of Gosport Royal British Legion (RBL). Gosport was the 5th branch raised in Hampshire and the 145th overall… During Heritage Open Days, the […]

A walk around the squares (Event from 2021)

In Person Guided Walk Meet outside The Conservative Club, 2 Walpole Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NG Enjoy an informative guided walk around two of the lost squares of Gosport. Find out about Clarence Square which once housed fine Georgian buildings, and St Mathews Square with its church, school, pubs, and businesses. You’ll also learn about […]

Across the Creek: 21 years of Gosport’s Millennium Bridge (Event from 2021)

In Person Show / Display Gosport Millenium Bridge, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AY Come and find out more about Gosport’s Award Winning Millennium Bridge and help us to celebrate 21 years since the construction of our beautiful Big White Bridge. This bridge, for walking and cycling only, is part of The Millennium Trail which […]

Ann’s Hill War Graves Tour (Event from 2021)

In Person Guided Tour Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Anns Hill Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JX Honour the fallen and hear their stories Ann’s Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of over 280 servicemen and women who lost their lives in the two world wars. During both wars, Gosport was a significant seaport and Naval depot, […]

Come aboard HMS Medusa (Event from 2021)

IN-PERSON Guided Tour HMS Medusa, North Gate, Haslar Marina, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NU Tour this restored Harbour Defence Motor Launch, HMS Medusa, the last of her class in sea-going condition. Medusa was navigational leader for Omaha beach at D-Day and the first Allied vessel to reach Amsterdam at liberation. Medusa is recognised as being one […]

Comic Postcards – comedy and social comment in war and peace (Event from 2021)

In Person Presentation Lee Hub, 12-16 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BZ An illustrated talk examining the work of the Bamforth company, whose cards were exported and enjoyed worldwide You will hear about the Bamforth company’s artists over 150 years and their confrontation with the censors in the 1950s. Your speaker, Martin Marks, advises that […]

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Compton Pipe Organ (*associated to GHODs)

IN PERSON Show / Display Presentation Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX Experience a blast from the past with this hidden gem, a rare cinema organ, which is usually tucked away unseen behind the stage in Thorngate Hall. But the organ will be out and ready for you to explore and enjoy for Heritage Open Days. […]

Daedalus: Then and Now (Event from 2021)

In Person Presentation The Innovation Centre, 4 Meteor Way, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9FU An illustrated talk on the history of HMS Daedalus airfield, with local historian, Martin Marks Your speaker will introduce you to the history of Daedalus airfield through two World Wars and beyond, followed by the major developments as a commercial airfield and […]

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Discovering Alverstoke Village (Event from 2021)

In Person Guided Walk St. Marys Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET A gentle guided amble around the village of Alverstoke, looking at various buildings and finding out about some of the characters who lived there over the past 200 years. Up to the early 19th Century, the parish of Alverstoke was […]

Dredging Back Into the Future (Event from 2021)

IN-PERSON Presentation Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL Settle in for a fascinating talk on the preparation of Portsmouth Harbour for the two new aircraft carriers and all that was involved! Captain I W Greenlees OBE RN Rtd talks on preparing Portsmouth Naval Base for the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers. Based at […]

Famous World War 1 Cartoons ‘Fragments from France’ (Event from 2021)

In Person Show / Display Elson Community Library and Hub, 136 Chantry Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4NG Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, who served in France, became world-famous during the First World War for his ‘Fragments from France’ cartoons depicting life at the Front. As the creator of Old Bill, a walrus moustachioed old soldier who appeared […]

Funerary and Flora at Anns Hill Cemetery (Event from 2021)

In Person Guided Walk Anns Hill Cemetery, Anns Hill Rd, Gosport, PO12 3RL A guided walk around Ann’s Hill old Victorian cemetery in Ann’s Hill Road. Learn about its history, the part played by King Cholera and the rise of the Chartist.  Hear the stories behind the symbolism of the monuments and headstones, the importance […]