Many of you will remember Ron Brown, formerly of this parish.
His neighbour Peter Harvey recently cleared a late relative’s belongings in Oxford and came across two years’ of roughly-bound magazines called Naval and Military from 1895 and 1896.
He brought them home to Stubbington and after deciding not to throw them into his wheelie bin passed them to Ron who has donated them to Gosport’s Discovery Centre.
Ron says: ‘They were delighted, having seen nothing like it before, especially these old pictures of HMS St Vincent.’
But before he handed over the magazines, Ron, old nostalgia pro that he is, thought of me and managed to copy some of the more interesting and relevant pictures from the magazines.
So, today and tomorrow I’m devoting Remember When to some delightful naval photographs taken nearly 120 years ago.