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.
Since 2021 we’ve been working with the traders to understand the Market landscape better and to work out what helps a Market thrive.
From October 2022 GBC signed a contract with Nest & Anchor events, who run a successful market at Cams Hill Estate, to deliver event markets on our High Street. The first one being 25 November alongside the Christmas Lights Switch-On and further mini-markets throughout December 2023.