Meetings / Events
26/07/2017 - PFS evening visit to Fort Purbrook
The PFS evening visit will be to Fort Purbrook on Portsdown Hill, from 1900hrs to 2100hrs.
Please note that this visit is only suitable for members who are capable of completing a route that involves navigating obstacles such as ropes, hanging curtain, piles of mats and other such items, and also that there is low lighting in many areas. Torches and suitable footware are essential.
There is plenty of parking on the approach to the fort.
23/09/2017 - PFS 2017 Outing to Fort Burgoyne
The PFS Annual Outing this year will be on the 23rd September to Fort Burgoyne, Dover, not visited by the Society as an organised visit before.
As with previous years the outing will begin and end at Fort Nelson, departing 0800 sharp and returning around 2000. Full details of the outing and an application form will be available in due course
27/09/2017 - Members' Photo Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
The Western Heights Preservation Society are pleased to announce
their Spring Open Weekend. On the 20th and 21st May the
Drop Redoubt fort and Grand Shaft staircase will be open to explore from 10:00 –
17:00 both days.
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The PFS Committee is pleased to advise the membership that 2016 edition of The Redan is now being distributed, those to our overseas members having been just been mailed. The Redan to our UK members will be mailed on the 27th February.
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Membership of the Palmerston Forts Society is open to all enthusiasts of nineteenth century fortifications and artillery aged over 18 years, and membership will apply to a member’s spouse / partner (although the spouse / partner does not have voting rights unless they are a member themselves).
Benefits of membership include:
Regular newsletters and advance information of the Society’s activities;
The Society’s annual journal ‘The Redan;
Attendance at the monthly meetings held at Fort Nelson (excluding August and December);
Opportunities to visit other fortifications as a group member;
Opportunities to utilise the Society’s small library of reference books, and to request further research assistance from Royal Armouries own library resources;
The opportunity to join the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers and to fire Victorian ordnance (only after suitable Health & Safety training);
Voting rights at the Society’s Annual General Meeting held at Fort Nelson each October;
Opportunities to attend regular work parties at Fort Nelson and to be involved with maintenance and conservation work at the fort, if a member is so inclined. This is not mandatory!
UK & EC Europe £20.00 } Note if choosing to pay using Paypal an additional
Rest of the World £25.00 } processing fee is charged to cover the cost of this option.
The membership year commences 1 October. A half-year subscription of £10.00 is available to new members joining between April and September.
Please send your completed application form and cheque made payable to ‘The Palmerston Forts Society’ to:
Membership Secretary, Palmerston Forts Society
Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Fareham, Hants, UK PO17 6AN
Payment by bank transfer is also possible.