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How Your Support Helps Us

Preserving the Past, Enriching the Future.

Portsmouth & Gosport History (PGH), a charitable organisation (not registered charity), stands as a beacon for the preservation and promotion of the local history of Portsmouth and Gosport. Your unwavering support is the cornerstone of our success in achieving the following aims and ensuring the safeguarding of this unique heritage for future generations.


Our Aims and Objectives

Heritage Conservation: Your support rejuvenates buildings, archives, assets, and stories, actively contributing to the conservation of Portsmouth and Gosport’s unique heritage.

Community Engagement: By offering immersive experiences like re-enactments and public events, we involve the general public, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the area’s history.
Education and Volunteering: With your assistance, we provide valuable educational opportunities and volunteering programmes, empowering individuals to learn and contribute to the preservation and promotion of local history.
Community Involvement: Your support encourages local community and public involvement, transforming them into custodians of the area’s story, actively safeguarding and sharing this vital heritage.
Collaboration: Through your contributions, we connect with similar organisations, fostering collaboration at local, regional, and national levels to promote a cohesive approach in the history sector.


How Your Support Translates into Action

PGH achieves its objectives through engaging projects that involve people in maintaining historical objects, stories, events, and archives. Talks and events create platforms for knowledge exchange and community involvement. Your support enables us to identify and collaborate with local assets, establishing a network of support for heritage preservation.


The Benefits of Your Support

  1. Cultural Preservation: Your support actively contributes to the cultural preservation of Portsmouth and Gosport, ensuring the safeguarding of buildings, archives, assets, and stories for future generations.

  2. Community Engagement: Immersive experiences foster community involvement, enhancing understanding and appreciation of the area’s history.

  3. Educational Opportunities: Through your contributions, we provide educational opportunities, empowering individuals to actively contribute to the preservation and promotion of local history.

  4. Community Ownership: Your support encourages local community and public involvement, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility for safeguarding and sharing important heritage.

  5. Collaborative Networks: By connecting with similar organisations, your support promotes collaboration, sharing knowledge, and resources for a more cohesive approach to historical preservation.

  6. Tourism and Economic Impact: A well-preserved local history attracts tourists, potentially boosting the local economy and contributing to the vibrancy of the region.

  1. Enhanced Quality of Life: Your support contributes to a stronger sense of identity and pride, enhancing the quality of life for residents.

  2. Interconnectedness: Rejuvenating buildings, archives, and stories creates a tapestry of interconnected historical elements, promoting a holistic understanding of local history.


Our Achievements Together

In addition to delivering numerous free heritage events, such as History Week, your support allowed us to partner with Wessex Archaeology in 2022, offering maritime and archaeology heritage events that engaged over 5,000 residents. The opening of the Historic Ramparts, was made possible by joint efforts with the Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, during History Week. Since August 2022, the Ramparts have welcomed nearly 3000 visitors.

Your support is the foundation of our success, helping us weave the narrative of Portsmouth and Gosport’s history for generations to come. Together, we preserve the past, enrich the future, and build a lasting legacy. Thank you for being a crucial part of our journey.

Your Local Story.