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Syd Ashby - ( Mr Gosport) Raising funds and support committee work for charities since 1945. Follow the link for more information.          PAGE 2

Roger Black (Olympic athlete/ TV Presenter) Nominated by Andy Jeffery.  The day I ran into him, well he ran into me in Clayhall Rd outside Gabby’s. he asked if I was OK, twice, I was he did keep running on the spot.

Henry Cook - Founder of a ragged school and mission to seafarers. Nominated by Sam Pollard (Photo of Henry Cook below)

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Roger Moore (Actor) I recall a very nice incident involving a very gallant Roger Moore, a gold Aston Martin, and a lady with a pram, complete with child. It took place near a Marina a little north of the (St Georges) barracks in an area with very narrow streets.  I do not recall the name of the street.  The lady, the wife of a friend of mine was taking her son down to the marina for a walk and some fresh air.  As she passed down the sidewalk of the narrow street with cars parked on both side, the door to a shiny new Aston Martin popped open without warning.  The pram plowed into the door and gave it a good sized scratch. Suddenly out popped Roger Moore, showing not the slightest concern about the car, but most solicitous of the baby and a very swooning mother, who suddenly found herself unable to speak, and very wobbly on her feet. Having learned that all was well with mother and child, a Jaunty, Roger Moore, clad in boating gear went off to his day on the water, leaving a pretty young mother with her mouth wide open, in total shock.The lady told me this story the very same day, and I have good reason she was truthfull, since she was still in shock at that time.This would have been right about 1972, possibly 1973. Chris C. Haslam         

Alan Piner lives in Gosport and he is is the man who changed all the drumming of the Royal Marines. I nominate him. In the early 60s Alex Duthart changed the drumming for the pipe bands by using more grace notes and less rolls. This made the drumming more interesting and a far better sound.Alan Piner B.E.M thought, if he can do that for the pipe bands I can do it for the Royal Marines. It wasn't easy, he had to get the permission of the Musical Director and after he had heard Alans new style it was agreed and excepted and today it is the same. Alan Lemon

I nominate Davina McCall...her relatives live in Gosport.  They are good friends of ours.Alex Arrol.

I have had a look and it seems that she is from London. Ian Jeffery

James Hargreaves, the man who discovered gold in Australia, was born in Gosport. Mr P W Honey. Ex resident of Hardway and Alverstoke

I have had a look and from what I have found, it may be true to say that he was one of the first to discover gold in Austrailia, under his brother Edward.

Any other information will be gratefully received.                       Ian Jeffery

I nominate Phil Shulman musician formerly of Gentle Giant from Portsmouth. Who ran a gift shop in Gosport? I would like to know what became of him? Thank You William Marshall

You can find out here http://www.fightingcobbler.co.uk/hall.htm#phil

F elton Rapley the organist on the radio in 1940s/50s used to play the organ when my mother was a child in St Johns Church, Forton Road, Gosport, Cecilia Perfitt

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