Meetings / Events
22/11/2017 - The French Navy 1840 to 1900: the Strategy of the Weak
A talk by PFS member Geoff Hallett on the development of the French Navy through the second half of the nineteeth century.
24/01/2018 - Members' Photos Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
28/02/2018 - Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy - Part III
PFS member James Doherty continues the story of how the Royal Navy developed during the reign of Queen Victoria.
News Update - The 2017 issue of The Redan is now available, having been distributed to members who attended this year's AGM on the 14th October. A general mail out to members who have renewed will commence from the 16th October.
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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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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.