Properties and events in Gosport 2017

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“Roll up - Roll up.  Don’t be Shy & Give it a Try”

Gosport Bowling Club, Anglesey Gardens, 1 Anglesey Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2EG

Try the game which made Sir Francis Drake famous! The game of Bowls is truly an outdoor sport for all. It can be played by all ages and…

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‘Elements’ by the Scrap Happy Quilters

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

The Scrap Happy Quilters not only get crafty with scraps but they also get very creative depicting local scenes and heritage themes as part of…

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‘Forgotten Disasters’ (Royal Navy)

Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG

Author and historian Richard Jones has dedicated his life to the research of shipwrecks and other historic disasters. Over 20 years of research…

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Admiralty Experimental Works (QinetiQ)

QinetiQ Ltd, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AG

A presentation and tour of the hydrodynamic and maritime life support facilities at QinetiQ's Haslar site, formerly the Admiralty Experiment…

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Bay House and The Alverbank: noble houses and their occupants

Diving Museum, No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU

During this talk by Joy Hammond you'll find out about the two lovely Victorian houses which sit close to the shoreline at Stokes Bay, overlooking…

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Beer, Gas & Rubble

Meet outside Bobbys Restaurant , 18 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1JB

This circular guided walk traces a small area of Gosport, known as Newtown but also nicknamed Bingham Town after the man who, in the 1830s built…

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Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard

Endeavour Quay (meet in Reception), Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AH

The story of Camper & Nicholsons, the oldest leisure marine company in the world, began back in 1782 when a shipyard was started on the land of…

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Cycling in Gosport over the last 100 years – a presentation by Eric Thomas

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

Cycling is obviously in Eric’s blood as his grandfather was a champion cyclist! Eric got his first bike as a reward for passing the 11+ and has…

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Exploring Vessels of Forton Lake

Meet by The Jervis Gallery, St Vincent College Campus, Mill Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4QA

Exploring Forton Lake Vessels with CITiZAN WELLIES ESSENTIAL The Forton Lake Project was a collaboration between the Nautical Archaeology…

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Feeding the Navy - Rum, Beer & Biscuits

The Pump House Cafe (meeting point), Cooperage Green, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

Learn about rioting drovers, press gangs and nightmarish pest control! The history of how the Royal Navy addressed the massive challenge of…

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Fort Blockhouse and the Submarine Escape Training Tank

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

HMS Dolphin (now known as Fort Blockhouse) was the home to the Royal Navy's Submarine Service from 1904-1999. Your Submariner-Guide will give you…

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Fort Rowner Tour

HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BY

A tour around one of the Palmerston Forts built to defend Portsmouth Harbour from the French. Visit the Tunnels, Caponiers, haunted Keep and Fort…

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Gosport Airfield and Marine Engineering Museums

HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BY

The two museums are in the grounds of HMS Sultan. The Airfield Museum gives the history of the surrounding area used as an airfield from…

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Gunboats to Fun Boats

Meet at The Main Gate, Hornet Services Sailing Club, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AG

Enjoy this informative guided tour of the Haslar Creek shoreline, including: 1) Hornet Joint Services Sailing Centre 2) The Joint Services…

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Haslar Hospital - Past, Present and Future

Royal Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA

Royal Haslar Hospital was the first proper naval hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1754, and much later became the hospital…

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Haslar Peninsula Cycle-about

Entrance to Submarine Museum , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

The `Haslar Peninsula Cycleabout` is a guided circular cycle ride around the peninsula covering about 20 points of interest from Fort Blockhouse…

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Haslar Peninsular Walk-about

Royal Naval Submarine Museum Car Park , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

Enjoy insights to the military history and important landmarks from your Heritage Guide during this circular walk on roads and pathways of the…

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HMS Sultan Aircraft Tours

HMS SULTAN, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BY

A conducted tour around the different aircraft types used for training at HMS Sultan. The types represent some of the different aircraft flown by…

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Leesland Park - Past, Present and Future

Leesland Park, Whitworth Close/Daisy Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3PF

Within the green and pleasant land that is Leesland Park, your guide will walk with you and explain some of the fascinating history of the site.…

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Life as a Dockyard Matey - Talk by Rob Clark

Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG

Rob Clark, author of the book 'Keeping the Royal Navy Afloat - Life as a Dockyard Matey', presents the working-life story of his father-in-law,…

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Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries

51 Clayhall Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BB

Settle in with an introductory talk followed by a guided walk of graves and memorials telling Gosport's Naval History from 1859, the time of sail,…

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Maritime Archaeology: Discovery Bus

No2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU

The Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) has extensive experience of engaging, enthusing and educating people about their maritime heritage. The…

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Mathematical Tiles in Gosport

Hampshire County Council, County Library, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

A walk and talk concerning a rare architectural feature called mathematical tiles. Hanging tiles which think they are brick. Concentrating on the…

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Meet the Local Authors

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

Chaplin Books is an independent publishing house launched in Gosport in 2010, specialising in books on social history and film studies. Enjoy this…

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Military Heritage at Fort Brockhurst

Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Elson, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS

Find out about Fort Brockhurst and its military heritage. Try on genuine army uniform and envisage life for a soldier and his family. Children can…

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Onboard Medusa

Meet at Haslar Marina pontoon, The Esplanade, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1NU

Tour this restored Harbour Defence Motor Launch (HDML) Medusa, the last of her class in sea-going condition. Medusa is recognised as being one of…

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Regency Crescent Gardens

Crescent Garden, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DH

Crescent Gardens is faithfully re-created Regency gardens and was a part of the Architect Thomas Owen’s grand design for a Crescent building in…

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Rowner’s Place in History -  WW1 & WW2 exhibitions

Nimrod Community Centre, 17 Falcon Meadows Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AA

This decade Rowner has been undergoing major regeneration and many fresh faces have come to settle in newly-built houses. At the heart of Rowner…

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The D-Day Story at Stokes Bay

Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL

In 1942 Stokes Bay was chosen as an embarkation point for vehicles destined for the Normandy beaches as part of Project Overlord, the invasion of…

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The D-Day Story at Stokes Bay (2)

Stokes Bay - East Promenade, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BL

Visit a photograph and memorabilia display, and talk with members of Gosport D-Day Fellowship on all aspects of this historic and memorable event.…

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The Defence Remains - Fort Brockhurst Through the Camera Lens

The Gallery, Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO124DS

Gosport’s “Unofficial” Camera Club, a local Facebook group, have been busy behind the lens taking photographs at Fort Brockhurst and invite…

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The Gosport Area Facebook Exhibition

Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Ways, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS

'The Gosport Area: memories and photos' Facebook Group has nearly 18,000 members from near and far, all associated with Gosport over the years.…

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The Hidden Gem of Gosport - Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL

Located close to the waterfront and just a few minutes walk from the Gosport Ferry and bus station. Holy Trinity Church is an imposing red brick…

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The Secrets of Stanley Park with Lesley Burton

Starts and ends at No 2 Battery, The Diving Museum, Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2QU

Join Lesley Burton, well-known local historian, writer and lecturer on this guided walk along historic Stokes Bay seafront and into the beautiful…

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The Somme: A family story

First Light Cafe, 68 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DR

In this short but meaningful talk, Joyce Brown will recount how her relative, Reginald Westbrook, lost his life in the Battle of The Somme. …

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Traditional Family Fun Day

Royal Naval Association, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG

An afternoon of traditional Fun & Games (hosted by Square Pegs Charity) including tin can alley, ring toss & puppets, as well as children’s…

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Twilight Tours - Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Meet at main car park, Royal Navy Submarine Museum , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

Behind the Scenes Tour of HMS Alliance Come along for a special tour of the site and see things from a different perspective as the light starts…

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Walk the (Railway) Line

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

Join local heritage guide, Dave Thompson, for a fascinating walk along the route of the former railway line linking Gosport to Stokes Bay, Royal…

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Lee Historic Waterfront Walk

Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BW

Find out about history of Lee-on-the-Solent and its Waterfront from a local resident. This guided walk takes you along Lee Promenade to the Old…

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Steam Pinnace 199 - talk

St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NF

Learn about the history of this naval steamboat, thought to be the sole survivor out of 634 vessels of her type and listed in the National…

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The World’s Only Hovercraft Museum

The Hovercraft Museum, Daedalus Site Seafront Gate, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS

Come and see the world's largest collection of hovercraft! Within the world's only museum dedicated to this invention, you can browse around…

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