What is 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 of an outside speaker or one or more 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 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 confidant talking in front of a group, someone to read out your talk or present your presentation. You may wish to carry out joint research and talk with someone who has similar interests to you.
You can even just go to the meetings and listen to the talks given by others.
Talks 2018 at Christchurch Hall from 12noon
18th January ‘Images of Lee-on-the-Solent’ by Bob Harrop
15th February ‘The HEIC Carn Brea Castle’ by Dr John Bevan
15th March ‘Mills around Portsmouth Harbour’ by Brenda Gilbert (plus raffle)
17th May ‘Bay House and Alverbank’ by Joy Hammond
21st June ‘Harlots, Dung and Glory’ by Andrew Negus
19th July Subject to be advised, Kate Brett of the Naval Historical Branch (plus raffle)
20th September AGM and election of committee followed by ‘Lee White Laundry Ltd’ by Mary Hermann
18th October ‘St Mary’s Catholic Church WWI Memorial’ by Denise Davis
15th November ‘Gosport Archive Film’ by Bob Harrop (plus Christmas raffle)
Updated 9th January 2018