After the success of local history books that give voice to Gosport people and their memories and anecdotes, Gosport publisher Chaplin Books is now seeking memories of Haslar Hospital.
The recollections will be compiled into a book which is expected to be published in October.
Working on the project is David Gary who compiled Going Over the Water – Memories of the Gosport Ferry and who is collaborating on this new book with Eric Birbeck of the Haslar Heritage Group.
Mr Gary says: ‘We want to capture people’s stories, anecdotes and memories
‘What does Haslar Hospital mean to you? Were you a patient? Did you work there? Were you a volunteer? Or did you just visit?’
If you have tales to tell – whether they are funny or sad – he would like to hear from you.
Everyone who sends in a memory or anecdote will have it included in the book with their name.
You can e-mail your memories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who prefer to write them in a letter can send them to Chaplin Books, 5 Carlton Way, Gosport PO12 1LN.
The deadline is June 30.
This is the fourth book to use verbatim memories that Chaplin Books has published. In addition to the Gosport Ferry book, Chaplin Books also produced Memories of Ultra, about Europe’s biggest television factory, and The Wonder of Woolies, a compilation of memories of Woolworth’s from shoppers and workers. All the books are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Gosport or from The Book Shop at Lee-on-the-Solent.