Meetings / Events
26/03/2014 - The Defences of Copenhagen 1870-2001
A talk by PFS member Lewis Sharp
23/04/2014 - The dooming of the Spanish Armada and the rise of British Naval Artillery
A talk by PFS member Dave Tabner
28/05/2014 - Mapping Hampshire's Historic Highways
A talk by PFS member Steve Fisher
The next National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) research seminar entitled ‘The Professors of Fortification, RNC Greenwich.’ will take place on Wednesday 12 March at 1730 in the NMRN Library, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
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We have a number of the back issues of the Redan available for PFS members to buy.
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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 1860’s 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.