We Love Gosport Market

Legend has it that Gosport’s charter to hold markets dates back almost 1,000 years when in 1158 Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester – in consideration of kindness shown to his brother, King Stephen, who, in a voyage from Normandy, landed here after a storm – bestowed on the village of ‘Gods-port’ three market-days in each week.

Today Gosport High Street has two market days, Saturday and Tuesday. In recent years the volume of traders visiting the market has dipped however, it remains a hugely important part of the fabric of the town centre.

We are therefore working with traders to give market days a bit of a lift by encouraging themed markets and encouraging a broader range of traders.

In October 2020, we had hoped to launch the first Coastal Market in partnership with local outfit – The Coastal Collective – but sadly unforeseen weather conditions meant we had to postpone. Watch this space for details of the next event, soon to be announced…

Where are we now?

The Coastal Collective have been recruited to gather views on how we can help support and enhance the offer provided by Gosport market now and in the future. Have your say by clicking HERE.