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Charity number 289942

50 Years Promoting Heritage in Gosport


1970 to 2020

OPEN EVENTS WITH SPEAKERS

HELD AT THE GOSPORT SEA CADET HALL, ROYAL CLARENCE YARD

TEA / COFFEE FROM 7.00 p.m.  MEETINGS START AT 7.30p.m.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Gosport Society the talks are as follows:

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“The Boatyards of Forton Lake” Speaker: Martin Marks

Date  : 8th January 2020

Time  : 7:30 pm

Venue  :  Gosport Sea Cadet Unit


Tea & Coffee from 7:00 pm

An illustrated talk by Cdr. Martin Marks OBE, originally written as a history of The Maritime Workshop, Gosport, where Steam Pinnace 199 was restored and later refitted, The Workshop has links back to the 18th century and even the HMS Bounty mutiny.  Further research revealed two more boatyards no longer on the lake.


“Ann’s Hill Cemetery” Speaker: Dave Stubington

Date  :  12th February 2020

Time  :  7:30 pm

Venue  :  Gosport Sea Cadet Unit


Tea & Coffee from 7:00 pm


Gosport Borough’s Cemetery & Arboriculture Officer, Dave Stubington will tell the story of Gosport’s publicly run cemetery opened in 1855 and designed by renowned local architect, Thomas Ellis Owen.


“Bury House – Uncovering The Secrets” Speaker: Malcolm Stevens

Date  :  11th March 2020

Time  : 7:30 pm

Venue  :  Gosport Sea Cadet Unit


Tea & Coffee from 7:00 pm


In the year of the tricentenary of the building of Bury House, now part of Gosport Community Centre, Malcolm will present the second part of its history, featuring the story of the families that lived there from 1837 onwards.  In particular he will tell the curious story of Mary Anne South and the book she wrote; copies of which were bought back and burned by her father in the grounds of Bury House.  There are several theories as to why Thomas took such drastic action.  Based on the findings of his research, Malcolm will offer his own.


“Little Woodham Living History Village” Speakers: Mary & Roger Harris

Date  :  8th April 2020

Time  : 7:30 pm

Venue  :  Gosport Sea Cadet Unit


Tea & Coffee from 7:00 pm

The story of the award winning 17th century village of Little Woodham in Rowner.  For their presentation, Mary and Roger will be wearing authentic costumes from the period.


“The Provincial Bus Company” Speaker: John Horn

Date  :  13th May 2020

Time  : 7:30 pm

Venue  :  Gosport Sea Cadet Unit


Tea & Coffee from 7:00 pm

John’s presentation will cover the period from the operation of trams in the 19th Century, the first traces of Provincial in Portsmouth and Gosport through to the subsequent business of Provincial - First Hants and Dorset Buses and include the current position in 2020.


Annual General Meeting & Social Event (details to follow)

Date  :  10th June 2020

Time  : 7:30 pm

Venue  :  Gosport Sea Cadet Unit


Tea & Coffee from 7:00 pm