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

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

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. ...> read more
 
       

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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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