Royal Naval Cemetery – Clayhall Road

Do you know the fascinating history of the Royal Navy Cemetery at Clayhall Road? The Royal Hospital Haslar…

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT

Having previously been known as just Lee and much further back Lebritan, Lee-on-the-Solent gained its current title in…

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Read more about the article Did you know?  9 facts on Alverstoke
Common seal of Alverstoke (credit to British History Online)

Did you know? 9 facts on Alverstoke

Alverstoke is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Alwarestock The name 'Alverstoke' is most likely to be derived…

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Read more about the article ASTOUNDING INVENTIONS – The Gosport Tube
Smith-Barry with his wife Kitty and with Lieutenants Moore (left) and Parker (right) at Alverbank, Stokes Bay Gosport. Alverbank was used by Smith-Barry as an extension to the Officers’ Mess of Grange airfield. He conducted his experiments on the Gosport Tube at the house.

ASTOUNDING INVENTIONS – The Gosport Tube

Did you know that the Gosport Tube, a method of enabling instructors to talk to trainee pilots was…

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Read more about the article FIRST COMMERCIAL YACHTS BUILT IN GOSPORT
J class yacht K4, Endeavour

FIRST COMMERCIAL YACHTS BUILT IN GOSPORT

Did you know that the first commercial yachts were built in Gosport? Do you know what a Trotter…

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Brewing and the Royal Navy

Have you ever wondered why there were so many brewers and pubs in Gosport? Do you know what…

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GOSPORT’S VERY OWN HOLLYWOOD HERO

THE BOB ANDERSON STORY Did you know that Gosport was once home to a Hollywood stuntman responsible for…

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Read more about the article Funerary and Flora  – Ann’s Hill Cemetery
A view of the North Chapel - Ann's Hill Cemetery

Funerary and Flora – Ann’s Hill Cemetery

As England’s population grew there was a need for more places to bury our dead. Each church’s graveyard…

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