28 January 2019

Lest We Forget Gosport Roadshow

Do you have any items related to the First World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations?

 In Rememberance - CWGC

Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Haslar Road, Gosport, PO12 2AS
Wednesday 13th February, 11am-3pm

Do you have any items related to the First World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations? Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects or stories about your family’s experience in the war to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum to be recorded and added to our freely-available, online archive.

Our volunteers will be on hand from 11am to 3pm to welcome you and help record your story and photograph your objects. National Museum of the Royal Navy staff and historians from the CWGC will be on hand to help identify objects and shed light on family stories. The NMRN is also holding an Ask The Archives event, so bring along any questions you have about the Royal Navy as well!

  • The Submarine Museum is accessible by car and has free parking for visitors
  • By train: travel to Portsmouth Harbour station and take the frequent ferry service to Gosport (3mins). Turn left and follow the footpath along the marina and over the bridge; the Submarine Museum is signposted on your left.
  • The Roadshow is in the Busy Boats Bay building adjacent to the car park at the entrance to the museum
  • Entrance to the Lest We Forget Roadshow is free; however, normal entry charges apply for entry to the museum exhibits
  • We will be holding our upload day at Portsmouth High School on the 20th of February, 10am-4pm, where we will upload the stories and pictures taken at the collection day. This is a great opportunity to read through and see the unique stories and objects collected before they go public on our online archive! If you are interested in this opportunity, let us know by sending an email to volunteers@cwgc.org.

Gosport Roadshow Team

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation, working in collaboration with Oxford University have been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to create a digital archive of the First World War artefacts stored in bedrooms and attics across the UK. Upcoming events, volunteering opportunities, our archive so far and other information can be found here: www.cwgc.org/lest-we-forget

Lest We Forget - Foundation
Lest We Forget - Heritage Lottery Fund
Lest We Forget - Oxford Logos