13-inch mortar                
16pr RML                
64pr Garrison carriage                
7-inch RBL                
16pr RML horsedrawn                
64pr blocked-up carriage                
On Manoeuvres                
Building of the Verne Citadel, Portland - Illustrated Times 1862                
Magazine sign, Synewood Battery, IoW                
Sligo Militia at Verne Quarry HA Battery, Portland August 1900                

Meetings / Events

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.
 
26/05/2018 - PAV Recruiting Day
The Portsdown Artillery Volunteers are looking for new recruits. Why not come along to Fort Nelson on Saturday 26th May to see what is involved in this unique hobby.
 
27/06/2018 - The Pompey Pals Project
By the end of the First World War more than 1,400 men from Portsmouth had made the ultimate sacrifice. Tonight's talk is by Chris Pennycook, co-founder of the Pompey Pals Project, who will tell the personal stories of some of those men.
              
 

News


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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Members Pics

A selection of past and present photos of assorted Forts from the members of the Palmerston Forts Society. Click on any picture to start slide show.
 
Fort Hubberston, casemated battery - Les Nixon 6/2013Pembroke Defensible Barracks - Les Nixon 4/2013Pembroke Defensible Barracks entrance - Les Nixon 6/20136 inch Breech mechanismStack Rock Fort, Milford HavenThorn Island Fort, Milford Haven Fort Nelson, West face of the Redan Fort RownerThe Verne Citadel sally port entrance, Isle of PortlandFort Rowner Keep entrance from the paradeFort Rowner barrack casemates from rearFort Rowner moatPile of rubble - not Victorian!Freshwater Redoubt, 12pdr QF batteryFreshwater Redoubt, dry ditchFreshwater Redoubt from Freshwater Bay, Isle of WightFort Brockhurst barrack rooms from the rearHurst Castle West wing battery, showing granite casematesHurst Castle West wing battery, with shell trolley and twin 6pdr control towerHurst Castle West wing battery, from the castle roofHurst Castle entrance from the Victorian East wingAblutions room, Fort BrockhurstBarrack room, Fort BrockhurstDrawbridge winch - Fort BrockhurstCalshot CastleBread & Meat Store, Fort BrockhurstEntrance to Fort Brockhurst, GosportFort Brockhurst, GosportFort Brockhurst, GosportFort Brockhurst keep and entrance bridgeFort Brockhurst central caponierHorsesands Fort, Spithead showing the double gun floor and chequered pattern64 pounder RML of 58cwt on blocked up No. 18 carriage64 pounder RML of 58cwt on blocked up No. 18 carriage12.5 inch RML  of 38 tonsMallet's great mortar, Fort NelsonFort Nelson gorge wall showing East gate and original cast iron bridgeWest ditch at Fort Nelson showing West demi-caponierFort Nelson Redan