Town’s history talk

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AMATEUR historians and those interested in the past are invited to a talk about a town’s bygone days next week.

Elson Library in Chantry Road, Gosport will host guest speaker Joy Hammond, who will talk about the history of Alverstoke.

The talk and coffee morning, on Friday, February 22 from 10am to 11am, is the library’s hot topic of the month.

For more call (023) 9252 4608.