Meetings / Events
25/01/2017 - Members' Photos Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
22/02/2017 - To Be Advised
22/03/2017 - Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy - Part II
PFS member James Doherty continues the story of how the Royal Navy developed during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Redan No. 77
The PFS Committee regrets to advise the membership that 2016 edition of The Redan is delayed due to technical issues. Hopefully, these will be resolved soon. Distribution to members is now anticipated early in the New Year.
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Freshwater Redoubt For Sale
It has recently been announced that Freshwater Redoubt on the Isle of Wight is for sale at a price tag of £3,000,000.
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The Palmerston Forts Society welcomes new members, so if you have an interest in joining the Society, perhaps even firing the Victorian guns, then find out more.....
The Palmerston Forts Society was formed in 1984 and brings together enthusiasts who have an active interest in nineteenth century military fortifications and associated artillery worldwide, but particularly within Hampshire, and is focussed on the ring of forts that protected Portsmouth.
The Society is based at Fort Nelson, Fareham, in one of the Great Portsdown Forts built during the 1860ís to defend Portsdown Hill from occupation by an invading army. Had an enemy been positioned on the hill, then Portsmouth harbour and dockyard would have been vulnerable to artillery fire.
Today Fort Nelson is run by Royal Armouries as their Museum of Artillery, and has recently undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it to museum for the 21st century.