Get a glimpse of Gosport’s hidden treasures

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PEOPLE are being given another chance to have a look at the hidden treasures inside Gosport’s Town Hall.

As part of the Heritage Open days, Gosport Borough Council decided to open its doors to the public for a tour.

But the first event last week proved so popular the organisers have decided to hold another one.

Visitors can look at the town’s silverware, paintings and other gifts presented to the council.

The second free tour will take place tomorrow at 6.30pm.

The tour will be guided by the deputy mayor of Gosport, Councillor John Beavis, and former mayor Geoff O’Neill.

The items are not usually on display to the public.

Some of the items include a naval grog tub, a pair of brass cannons, a Royal Marines Light Infantry (RMLI) drum, a 200-year-old RMLI crest and a statue of Horatio Nelson.

There are also ship plaques, trophies, pictures and paintings by Gosport artist Martin Snape.

Anyone who wants to attend must book a place either by e-mailing 2012@gosport.gov.uk or by calling (023) 9254 5307 as places are limited.