Gosport, pictorially – lest we forget

As we move ever closer but not quite there I thought it was time to pay tribute to our current home town.  The images are thanks to a local site with memories of the area so I thank them for their memories so we can remember too.

 

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The Spinnaker Tower on situated in Gun Wharf Quays in Portsmouth and how our kids learned to orient themselves when we first arrived here

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Monks Walk – a favourite with dog walkers

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Known locally as Millionaires Row because the houses overlook Stokes Bay

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Our stony but ecologically rich shoreline in one of the many creeks.  The town has opted for a no development of the shoreline approach

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Local fishermans boat Portsmouth side

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Ah the Gosport ferry – singularly the most expensive ferry ride distance x ticket price.  £3.20 for 4 minutes

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The new houses in Old Road and on the Creek

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Stokes Bay looking towards the Isle of Wight and Fawley

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An epic example of Brutalist architecture this monstrosity, known for many years as “crack central” as it was slowly filled with despair and devastation, housing the socially  outcast.  It has since been demolished and the area “cleansed”

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Haslar Marina

 

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The Hardway

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Grove Road Creek

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Fort Brockhurst – a fort under the ground and with a moat

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A partridge in a Gosport garden

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St Marys high church in the village of Alverstoke

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The classy part of town in Alverstoke

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Millionaires Row

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A tribute to our naval connections in Portsmouth

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And our love of the sea and all things connected

 

I hope you enjoyed

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