The history of Gosport’s panto

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A Gosport library is to hold a talk discussing the history of the town’s pantomime.

Elson library, in Chantry Road will welcome Roger Timms to its next Hot Topic coffee morning on Friday.

Mr Timms will tell tales of the Thorngate Hall pantomime, how it came about and how it got its rich history in the town.

Mr Timms will also answer questions on life on and off the stage.

The hour-long talk will begin at 10am.

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