Gosport History and History Resources

Gosport History and History Resources

This page has links to the History pages on this website and to History Resources on other site with a bias towards local Gosport history. When looking for items, for peroids before 1922 it is advisable to also look up Alverstoke as at that time the town of Gosport was in the Parish of Alverstoke.  Though Gosport only became a Borough in 1922 you will find it referred to as a Borough well before that.

A Brief History of Gosport  by Tim Lambert

Requests for Information re Gosport Ancestors Index

Requests for Information re Gosport’s Past

Gosport Ephemera-Printed items Gosport & Historical interest

Anns Hill Cemetery War Graves – Research by Den Budden

Anns Hill Cemetery Civilian War Dead – Research by Den Budden

Blue Plaques in Gosport link to website with a list
If you have an interest in or have more information and a photo, about one or more of the Blue Plaques and wish to see it on the Gosport.info website send them to me and I will setup a new page for Gosport Blue Plaques.

British Pathe New site, Steve Burton advised that film clips of Gosport can be found on this Site, I found 54 putting ‘Gosport’ in the search. The ‘Terms’ now allow links to the site,.

Frank Chandler Audio  was 13 in 1890, worked for WH Smith at the Gosport Railway Station, Peter Stoddard advised me of a transcript of a tape recording with describes life in Gosport in early 1900s, mentions local people by name. Seems to get moved around, please let me know if this happens again.

Friends of Gosport Museum Website

Gosport & Fareham Omnibus Co (Provincial) History

Gosport Borough Council History Pages

Gosport Discovery Centre – Local Studies Centre

Gosport History Archive (Gosport Local History Luncheon Club)

Gosport Masonic Hall History

Gosport Society

Hampshire Archive Trust   Looks after Archives and run trips to places of interest

Hampshire Constabulary History Society

Hantsphere Heritage Collection

History of Portsmouth & Gosport Water Supply – Gosport Chapter 6

Home Guard Gosport History by Den Budden

Vic Hutfield History Website (by Brenda Gilbert Gr Niece of Vic Hutfield)

National Children’s Home Alverstoke (NCH)

Old Hampshire Maps

Portsdown to Forton Tunnels

Portsmouth History Centre and Records Office

Portsmouth Water Company History

RH Haslar History & Photos Reproduced by Kind Permission of Haslar Heritage Group & Photos to GMP RH Haslar as Crown Copyright

Restore to Former Glory (restore old photos – Gosport Business)

St John Forton Vicars, Priests in Charge and Church Wardens from 1830

St John Forton Recollections and Remembrances – George Paxton

Victorian Forts website by David Moore

Wessex Sound Archive

For centuries Gosport and its people have played a major part in the life of the Royal Navy. The Town, fortified in Charles ll’s rein, had massive Victorian forts added as part of the defences of Portsmouth Naval Dockyard. One of these, Fort Brockhurst, is now open to the public. For well over one hundred years Clarence Yard, Frater and Priddy’s Hard have supplied the ‘Fleet’ with victuals, stores and armaments. The Royal Naval Hospital (now Royal Hospital Haslar) was built between 1746 and 1762 to treat injuries and alleviate the sufferings and diseases of our seaman and mariners. HMS Dolphin became the base for RN Submarines in 1905 and the Royal Naval

Found on fudge box in the Gosport Ferry Shop

For centuries Gosport and its people have played a major part in the life of the Royal Navy. The Town, fortified in Charles ll’s rein, had massive Victorian forts added as part of the defences of Portsmouth Naval Dockyard. One of these, Fort Brockhurst, is now open to the public. For well over one hundred years Clarence Yard, Frater and Priddy’s Hard have supplied the ‘Fleet’ with victuals, stores and armaments. The Royal Naval Hospital (now Royal Hospital Haslar) was built between 1746 and 1762 to treat injuries and alleviate the sufferings and diseases of our seaman and mariners. HMS Dolphin became the base for RN Submarines in 1905 and the Royal Naval Submarine Museum was opened to the public alongside in 1983. Major elements of the D-day invasion forces were assembled in and around the town and set forth on that great endeavour from Gosport shores on 6th June 1944. Amongst many other past and present military activities in the town was Gunboat Building at its height in the mid ‘1800s’, but giving way to the more peaceful and gentlemanly yacht building which Camper and Nicholson are world famous for, especially the ‘J’ class racing yachts of the 1930’s.

I have written to the Ferry Shop regarding the copyright, I have not received a reply. If you hold the copyright or know who does, please let me know so that I can give credit or remove if required. Ian Jeffery

History Questions and Answers  –  Started by Victoria Parker but now extended