Meetings / Events
25/04/2018 - Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy - Part III - Tragedy and Triumph.... and Tragedy
PFS member James Doherty continues the story of how the Royal Navy developed during the reign of Queen Victoria.
28/04/2018 - PAV Recruiting Day
The Portsdown Artillery Volunteers are looking for new recruits. Why not come along to Fort Nelson on Saturday 28th April to see what is involved in this unique hobby.
23/05/2018 - The Enigma of Bletchley Park
A talk by PFS member Graham Walters about the work of the code breakers at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
PAV Recruitment Days - 28th April & 26th May 2018
Uniformed members of the PAV will be in the 'Voice of the Guns' at Fort Nelson on Saturdays 28th April & 26th May 2017 to encourage members of the public to join the PFS and, if suitable, the PAV.
All PFS members are welcome to come along to give the boys their support.
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Due to the anticipated bad weather and very low temperatures the PFS evening meeting on the 28th February is cancelled. We hope to re-schedule the talk on 'Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy' to a date later this year.
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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.