Gosport Hampshire UK Info

Gosport Information

Gosport.info is a website giving information and photos of Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK both past and present. If there is information or photographs, that you would like to see, please let me know and I will add them. It can take a while for me to add all the items that need putting on the site.

Newsletter

Do you have anything Gosport related to go to the 550 email addresses in the next Newsletter. Please let me know. I am not sure when it will be, so if you have something that needs to go on shortly please would you put something like ‘Urgent’  the date it needs to go on by in the title. Thank you.

What’s On Section – Re-launch

Someone has agreed to look after the What’s On Section. I have sent on the emails I have received with events details. I am sorry that I have not added them for many months, but when you send them in to me, I will send them on and I am sure he will add them to the relevant place on the What’s on Section.

Items from the Original www.gosport.info Web Site

You may not find what you are looking for, it may be waiting to be moved to this site. please let me know so it can be arranged to add that item to this web site ASAP. Nothing has been lost, it is just no longer on the Internet as I did not wish to pay for another two years of the old site, now held offline.

New History Publication about Gosport

A new local history publication “Brewers and Breweries in Gosport” has just been published, the fifth in the Gosport Papers series written by local historian Philip Eley. Covering the years from the 1300s to the 1930s breweries great and small are mentioned with brief biographies of some of the brewers and their families. The largest of all of them, the Navy’s Weevil Breweries, plus the two that survived into the twentieth century (Biden’s and Blake’s) are covered in particular detail. A theme running through the book is the development of the “tied house” system, where brewers bought or built their own public houses, which is linked to the influence of government taxation, national licencing laws, and the development of Gosport as a town. Another theme is the effect of competition from breweries outside of the town, particularly from across the Harbour in Portsmouth. There is also a brief look at the handful of new small breweries which have existed since the start of the 21st century. This 52 page, A4-sized, booklet, with colour and monochrome illustrations, is now on sale at the Tourist Information Centre at Gosport Bus Station, and at Elson Library, priced £6.

Introduction

Gosport Hampshire England or Gosport.info is a website that has been around in various forms since April 2001. This site gives information a photos about gosport. It is now going through another major update. The site was set-up 3rd April 2001 using the domain Gosport Life with just 50 pages grew to around 1.400 pages and this new version is being added to with both new information and information from the old site there is still a long way to go, but plan to have the move completed and the old site closed by the end of this year.

In the past I added the news items to the Home Page so as not to overcrowd this page, I will no longer do this. They will be added to other pages or look to using the ‘News’ section of the site.

The site is now using WordPress and I am now starting to move Gosport.info over to this site. If you understand or would like to learn, WordPress and would like to help me get this underway. Please contact me on ian@gosport.info, phone 023 9252 3358 or mobile 078 1751 7995.

New Local History Book

A new local history publication “Brewers and Breweries in Gosport” has just been published, the fifth in the Gosport Papers series written by local historian Philip Eley. Covering the years from the 1300s to the 1930s breweries great and small are mentioned with brief biographies of some of the brewers and their families. The largest of all of them, the Navy’s Weevil Breweries, plus the two that survived into the twentieth century (Biden’s and Blake’s) are covered in particular detail. A theme running through the book is the development of the “tied house” system, where brewers bought or built their own public houses, which is linked to the influence of government taxation, national licencing laws, and the development of Gosport as a town. Another theme is the effect of competition from breweries outside of the town, particularly from across the Harbour in Portsmouth. There is also a brief look at the handful of new small breweries which have existed since the start of the 21st century. This 52 page, A4-sized, booklet, with colour and monochrome illustrations, is now on sale at the Tourist Information Centre at Gosport Bus Station, and at Elson Library, priced £6.

How is the new Gosport.info site coming on?

News and Comments

The old Gosport.info  site has now been closed as the next years renewal is due.  I hope over the next few months have moved as much as we can. I will let you know when we have finished the move.  Whats On and perhaps the businesses section will be gone as they involve a lot of updating work and there are other places where these can be found. I will place links to these places.

The site will become more of an archive of photos, memories and Gosport history. I believe I should also keep the list of clubs, societies, organizations and local charities as they tend to change less and can be more difficult to find and a number of them do not have a web presence. Though I did suggest closing the Gosport.info Twitter and Facebook accounts and a few people  have said it should be kept I have still not put enough updates on them. Something to think about.

The overall plan is to make the site continue in to the future with the resources (mainly people) available.

Thank you for your interest in the past and I hope this change will enhance your interest. If you have any suggestions on how the pages and sections, in particular how the History and request sections of the site are set-up, they will be very welcome. Please let me know on ian@gosport.info .

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Would you like to support Gosport.info you can join the Newsletter email list, supply items and photos for the site, join the committee or see the Support and Sponsorship page or Post and News page Thank you

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Last Updated 19th June 2019

First Published as Gosportlife.co.uk 3rd April 2001