What is the Gosport Local History Luncheon Club?
The Gosport Local History Luncheon Club started out as a further education class at St Vincent College. The photo above is the frontage building of that college.
You can find a fuller history of the club in the about section of this site. Here all I need to say is the club is open to all with an interest in local history in, Gosport, the surrounding area and any form of links to Gosport and the area.
What is involved at the Gosport History Club meetings?
You can attend the meetings as you wish. A talk or presentation will take place either by an outside speaker or one or more of the members. The talk and/ or presentation will be of some research in many forms by themselves or others on a local topic. At the summer (July) and Christmas (November) meeting a change may be made to the normal proceedings. Such as a local history quiz or discussions about items and photographs brought in by members.
You can, if you wish to stay to lunch at, I hope you will agree not too expensive extra charge. A Ploughman’s Lunch, plus tea/ coffee and biscuits, as well as the opportunity to discuss the talk, other areas of local history or anything else.
If you are interested in researching an area you will be able to find people to give as little or as much assistance as you wish and if you are not confident talking in front of a group, someone to read out your talk or present your presentation for you. You may wish to carry out joint research and talk with someone who has similar interests to you. If you are happy to have your, talks, presentation or research added to this website, please let me know.
If you would like to join the committee please let a committee member know, you will be very welcome. There are normally 4 to 5 meetings per year on a Monday morning from 10:15 am for 1 to 2 hours in the Gosport Discovery Centre (Community Hub)
You can even just go to the meetings and listen to the talks given by others.
If wet take care if going to the hall from Stoke Road
Meeting in Christchurch Parish Hall, (behind the Christchurch) in Stoke Road every 3rd Thursday for 9 months of the year (excluding April, August, and December)
Please continue to advise if you will not be at the meeting or do not require lunch, if you are on the lunch list, as each meal will be ordered and have to be paid for, whether eaten or not. Thank you.
2020 Meetings (subject to occasional alteration)
16th January ‘The Art of Local History’ by Neil Marshall
20th February ‘ABC of Gosport’ by Peter Keat plus Raffle
19th March ‘Parks and Open Spaces’ by Joy Hammond
21st May ‘Going to Church in Gosport – The Religious Census of 1851’
by Neil Spurgeon
18th June ‘The Gosport School Question’ by Dot Bedenham
16th July ‘Gosport Photographs’ Speaker to be confirmed, plus Raffle
17th September AGM and Election og the Committee
‘The Old Grammar School’s Story’ by Maggie Ventham
15th October ‘Secret Archaeology of South Hampshire’ by Jan Bristow
19th November ‘Harlots, Dung and Glory part 3’ by Andrew Negus
Friends of Gosport Museum Group of Supporters of The Gosport Museum, SEARCH and Gosport Gallery
Gosport.info Gosport Information, Photos, History, and Memories.
Gosport HGS Family History Group Talks associated with Family History
Updated 26th November 2019