Meetings / Events
22/01/2014 - Members' Photos Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
26/02/2014 - 'Portsmouth - Harlots, Dung and Glory' Part One
An interesting talk on the history of Portsmouth up to the time of the Napoleonic War by local historian Andrew Negus.
26/03/2014 - The Defences of Copenhagen 1870-2001
A talk by PFS member Lewis Sharp
We have a number of the back issues of the Redan available for PFS members to buy.
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The latest edition of the Society's journal - Redan No.74 - is now being distributed to the membership....> read more
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.