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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PAV firings 2013

Pictures from the PAV gun firing events of 2013 - click on any picture to start slide show.
 
The crew resting between drillsThe lone bombadiermore meeting & greetingNo. 1 lays the gunGun numbers 4 & 5 open the breechGun crew under cover awaiting ordersThe bombadierMeet & Greet out side of the Haxo casemate7-inch Armstrong - Fire!32pr SBBL drill - Fire!!!!32pr SBBL drill - Fire!32pr SBBL drill - detatchment rear32pr SBBL drill - meeting the public32pr SBBL drill - Load32pr SBBL drill - Fire!32pr SBBL drillThe Fog of War, Run Back following the firing of the 64pr on a wet day Firing the 64pr RML on Garrison CarriageFiring the 64pr RML on Garrison Carriage  at Fort NelsonPAV detatchment in North Caponier, Crownhill Fort, PlymouthReady to Fire, 32pr SBBL Crownhill FortPAV cleaning out the 32pr ML at Crownhill FortUsing the loading tackle on the blocked up platform at Crownhill FortPreparing to Run Back the 32pr ML on blocked up platformPAV detatchment at Crownhill Fort, PlymouthUsing the capstan on 7-inch RBL Moncrieff at Crownhill FortDepressing the 7-inch RBL Moncrieff manually at Crownhill FortGun maintenance on 7-inch RBL Moncrieff at Crownhill FortFinally traversing gear works on the 7-inch RBL Moncrieff at Crownhill FortGun maintenance on 7-inch RBL Moncrieff at Crownhill FortGun maintenance on 7-inch RBL Moncrieff at Crownhill FortGun maintenance on 7-inch RBL Moncrieff at Crownhill Fort