For more than 40 years Malcolm Dent has documented life around the world and Gosport, through his travel films and local events, some of which are featured here.
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Helicopter ride over Gosport 2014 (03:34)
Old Gosport cine film (03:34)
God’s Port our Haven cine film from 1959 (20:01)
This is a film from 1959 by Gosport Borough Council, showing old and new around the area. Unfortunately without a commentary to explain the film, it seemed a little disjointed, so Malcolm re-edited it with a more watchable sequence, with some explanations on the way.
Gosport Postcards of the Ferry Harbour and Gardens (03:36)
Royal Marines receive the Freedom of the town in Gosport 2005 (20:39)
Gosport Carnival 1960’s (02:23)
One of the pleasures Malcolm gets from his work is transferring people’s cine films to DVD, and every now and then a gem emerges that sheds light on past events. With the owner’s permission, Malcolm has shared this rare glimpse into the days when the whole town enjoyed a carnival procession, before the H&S brigade took hold and stopped us enjoying life with all the risks entailed, instead of seeking others to blame for our misfortunes. Enjoy the Gosport Carnival, followed by motorcycle football on Brockhurst field, before the school was built.
Gosport Carnival 1996 part 1 (38:24)
Part 2 of the 1996 Gosport Carnival (35:29)
Gosport Swimming baths showing fountain (00:40)
Gosport swimming pool around 1959 (00:37)
Hardway D Day+75 celebrations with children from Elson and St John’s School choirs (21:54)
75th D Day Stokes Bay June 1st 2019 (02:56)
Gosport Rotary Car rally at Fort Brockhurst 1997 (08:48)
Phoenix helicopter ride around the Gosport area (08:58)
Around the Solent with the Gosport Ferry 2013 (13:35)
Portsmouth International Festival of the Sea 2013 (15:20)
Portsmouth Dockyard Festival of the sea video 2013 (02:59)
Gosport Festival views 1994 (03:00)
Gosport Summer Festival 1994 showreel (11:07)
Gosport Music Festival 2006 (29:28)
Alex Thomson homecoming (09:18)
Gosport Music Festival 1994 Part 1 (04:01)
In the summer of 1994, Gosport Council put on one of the finest free music festivals of its kind, with entertainment free every day, only charging admission for the named acts in the evening. This is the opening sequence showing Gosport High Street and environs, on the way to the Festival.
Tall Ships Race in Portsmouth 2002 Part 1 (09:15)
In 2002, The Tall Ships visited Portsmouth before embarking on the Tall Ships Race. This first part of the video shows the harbour traffic and spectators lining the Gosport shore, waiting for the Red Arrows to start the proceedings.
Cutty Sark Tall Ships race Part 2 (15:21)
Lee on Solent D Day 70th Memorial Fly past (09:45)
The Public D-Day 70th Memorial Service took place at the Lee Civic War Memorial on Marine Parade at 6:30pm. Two minute silence at 7pm with wreath laying before the flypast by RAF Lancaster, Spitfires and Dakota, Royal Navy Sea Fury, Civil WW2 Dakota. Local shops and businesses in the High Street entered into the spirit with fancy dress, bunting and window displays.
Little Woodham 17C Village in Gosport Mayday Celebrations (15:08)
Little Woodham 17th Century Village (03:05)
Gosport Hampshire “Little Woodham” 17th Century Village 2010 (03:15)
A unique pattern woven in the fabric of time. Within the Parish of Rowner, surrounded by woodland, the village of Little Woodham exists to educate both children and adults about 17th Century rural life in the South of England. In the April of 1642 the King of England, Charles Stuart and his Parliament stood on the eve of Civil War. The momentous events of that year unfold as the autumn approaches. Using extensively researched local events and people the villagers link their families and their lives to national and international events. During your tour you will meet “villagers”, interpreters dressed in period costume. Little Woodham’s living history interpreters involve you and your children in their daily lives. Prepare timber with the sawyers at their camp, or speak with villagers as they make lace, or card and spin wool, watch the Blacksmith as he beats hot iron into shape. Those visitors with “good and lawful money of England” may enter Little Woodham’s ale-house, there to join in conversation with whoever they may find within.
A walk around Stokes Bay and Gillkicker, Gosport, Hampshire 2014 (03:02)
Portsmouth Harbour with Power Station (01:22)
Alverstoke Village Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday street party |(04:40)
Griffon Hovercraft at Hover Museum Gosport Open Day 31/8/08 (03:33)
Gosport Olympic Torch (02:44)
GAFIRS 2013 Annual New Year’s Day Charity Dip in The Solent (07:46)
Every year on New Year’s Day, The Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service organise a Charity Swim or dip in the Solent to raise funds for this very vital service. That year, the weather was extremely sunny, but colder than the year before, although the temperature did not detract the many sponsored swimmers who braved the elements.
Gosport Rotary visit to the Alliance submarine (03:39)
Old Haslar, or Pneumonia Bridge (0:54)
Royal Marine Light Infantry Cadet Marching Band? (01:59)
Fort Brockhurst 28/04/14 (03:33)
Campers to Fort Blockhouse (02:59)
Ritz Cinema re opening in 1980’s (04:21)
Ritz Cinema projection room 1994 (02:25)
Nat Gonella celebrates his 88th birthday (58:20)
Malcolm’s Gosportarians Charity Christmas CD (07:55)