Gosport Local History Luncheon Club

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 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.

Site Move

This is an update to the previous site which was at www.gosporthistoryarchive.org.uk. The two domain have now been directed to this site and the old site has been deleted.  ian@gosport.info .

Gosport History from SpitBank
Gosport from Spitbank Fort in The Solent
Talks 2018 at Christchurch Hall Stoke Rd, Gosport

from 12 noon to 2pm or earlier 3rd Thursday (9 months)

If wet take care if going to the hall from Stoke Road
Important Please Read Due to Changes to the March Meeting

Barbara Harty is not expected to be able to do the lunch at the March meeting. It has been arranged that Dolly’s Teas Room will provide a Ploughman’s Lunch with the club providing paper plates, (to save some washing up) the club will also provide tea/ coffee and biscuits.

Important – I know most of you do this, thank you, but it is VERY important that you advise if you will not be at the meeting or not require lunch as each meal will be ordered and paid for.


15th March ‘Mills around Portsmouth Harbour’ by Brenda Gilbert (plus raffle)

April No Meeting

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)

August No Meeting

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)

December No Meeting

Friends of Gosport Museum Group of Supporters of The Gosport Museum , SEARCH and Gosport Gallery

Gosport.info  Gosport Information, Photos, History and Memories.

Updated 11th March 2018