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."...> read more
The Seven Ages of Aldershot CampA talk by Paul Vickers, Heritage Project Officer, Friends of Aldershot Military Museum
PFS evening visit to WW1 Remembrance Centre
The PFS evening visit will be to the WW1 Remembrance Centre in the Hilsea Lines. Full address: Bastion 6, Airport Service Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO3 5PJ.
The start time is 1900hrs with an anticipated finish time of 2100hrs. In addition to the opportunity to have a good look around there will be a 40 minute talk supported by artefacts and a guided tour, all of which is supported by the availability of tea, coffee and cold drinks.
All PFS members are welcome.
PFS 2019 Outing to the SS Great Britain at Bristol
The PFS Annual Outing this year will be on the 14th September to the SS Great Britain at Bristol.
As with previous years the outing will begin and end at Fort Nelson, departing 0800 sharp and returning around 1900. The coach will pick up from and return to the Chieveley Services just off the M4 near Newbury for those who that may find this arrangement helpful. Full details of the outing and an application form can be found in Newsletter No. 150
Members' Photo Evening
PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.
PFS Annual General Meeting
The PFS 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on the 12th October 2019 at Fort Nelson, commencing at 1400hrs. All PFS members are welcome to attend.
The History of Winchester - Bishops, Buildings and BonesAnother fascinating talk from local historian Andrew Negus, this time on the history of Winchester.
The Eagle Divided - A Tour of 19th Century Russian and Prussian Fortifications in Poland
A talk by PFS member Lewis Sharp of his 2018 tour of 19th Century Russian and Prussian Fortifications in Poland.