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Stories from Ham Lane (Event from 2023)


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Gosport Museum & Art Gallery, 19 Walpole Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NS

Ham Lane is well-known today by locals for the building that is the one remaining ward of a late 19th-century Isolation Hospital. Local people also recall the Maternity Home, as many were born there. But there is a lot more to discover about this road…

Why was it called a lane?
Where does it lead?
What did local children get up to at the end of the lane?
What is the link between the lane and the speaker’s surname?
Why was there a local protest about the choice of site for the isolation hospital?
When did the isolation hospital become a maternity home?
What happened to the lane as a result of the Second World War?
And finally – was there a gibbet in the lane?!

Duration 60 minutes.

Event Times

Friday 8 September: 1400

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Please self book, but if you experience any difficulties please contact us.

Assisted Booking Telephone: 023 9217 7392 or 07849 399 823
Booking opens: 26 August 2023 09:30
Booking closes: 6 September 2023 17:00


Accesible parking Wheel chair accesible toilets Service dogs welcome Toilets Mobility impaired refreshments



The venue has level or ramped access. Blue Badge parking on-road to the sides of the venue. Large car park nearby off South Street (charges apply), or in Morrisons for visitors who are also shopping. The venue has a lovely Cafe for refreshments.

Additional Information

Please arrive 10 mins before the start time. Identify yourself to staff on arrival and you will be guided to the talk room.

Organised by

Dot Bedenham


Enter through the green doors at the front of the building.