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 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.

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Gosport History from SpitBank
Gosport from Spitbank Fort in The Solent

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)

2020 Meetings (subject to alteration)

Please look out for updates to the later meetings or updates re the COVID19 Virus.


18th June ‘The Gosport School Question’ by Dot Bedenham
June likely to be cancelled, look out for updates.

16th July ‘Gosport Photographs’ by Bob Harrop, plus Raffle
July likely to be cancelled, look out for updates. 

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 5th May 2020