Introduction to Local Community History
Community Courses in Partnership
with Hampshire Futures
Who is this course for?
This course offers a five week introduction to the history of Gosport and explores its influence on the local community. Each week we will focus on a theme, around which we will find out more about our local community and how key events, people and buildings may have shaped where we live. The themes we will consider are:
General overview of the history of Gosport, which was established in the 13th Century
Fortress Gosport. We will look at the fortifications around Gosport, find out why and when they were established, and explore what is happening with them now
The Villages of Gosport. The class will look at the history of the villages that surround the main town of Gosport. The focus will mainly be on Alverstoke, Rowner and Elson
Royal Connections. The main connections explored will be Bay House, The Alverbank Hotel and Stanley Park. We will be looking at the history of all three, but in particular at Bay House’s connection to Royalty, when it became a Naval school which was attended by Prince Alfred Ernest, Duke of Edinburgh (Queen Victoria’s second son)
Playing its Part. We will look at the major part Gosport played in the D-Day plans towards the end of WWII and the evidence which still remains of that event
Whilst on our courses you will need to be able to commit to all 2 and 2½ hour lessons.
Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Duration: 5 weeks
Start: 4th March 2019