Gosport museum’s spirit of the 40s

On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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AIR raid sirens will sound out over Priddy’s Hard this weekend at a war-themed museum event.

The Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower is holding its annual Spirit of the 40s weekend today and tomorrow.

Around 200 actors will recreate a wartime atmosphere at the former Royal Navy arms depot.

Gunners will give demonstrations of firepower and there will be mock battles.

There is also a themed dance in the evening.

The site opens at 10am and closes at 4.30pm.

Tickets bought on the day cost £10 for adults or £5 for concessions.

Family tickets are available.

For more information contact the museum on (023) 9250 5600.