Meetings / Events
26/09/2018 - Members' Photo Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
13/10/2018 - PFS Annual General Meeting
The PFS 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on the 13th October 2018 at Fort Nelson, commencing at 1400hrs. All PFS members are welcome to attend.
24/10/2018 - The German Ardennes Offensive - December 1944
Popularly known as the 'Battle of the Bulge', PFS member Michael Forrest recounts one of the largest and most costly campaigns of the Second World War.
The development of Fort Gilkicker
to create 26 exclusive beach-side homes has come to a halt, yet again.
According to the Portsmouth News Fort Gilkicker is back on the market after the
investors pull out. Developer Andrew Temperton said "...the investors from
Malaysia see it as a very small scheme and don't want the hassle anymore, so
are moving on to other projects. Personally I am very disappointed... My main
frustrations are with problems we had with Historic England and that I'm not
able to see the project through to the end."
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from the PFS evening meeting in June when a talk was given on the Pompey Pals
Project (see newsletter No. 148) the Project will be holding a Service of
Remembrance in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, on Saturday September 8th,
starting at 10.00am through to 2.00pm. The Service will start at approximately 10.45am.
attendance will be the Military Wives Choir, the Royal Navy Volunteer Band and a
number of local Service Associations raising awareness of our veterans today. Also,
Ubique and the 18-pdr from Fort Nelson will be there. All PFS members are
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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.