Meetings / Events
25/02/2015 - 'Portsmouth - Harlots, Dung and Glory' Part Two
The second part of the fascinating story of Portsmouth by local historian Andrew Negus, from post-Napoleonic War to the twentieth century.
25/03/2015 - Gallipoli 1915 Part One - Battleships....
PFS member Michael Forrest describes the naval prelude to the Gallipoli Campaign, from the begining of the First World War to the disastrous events of the 18 March 1915 in the Dardanelles Strait.
22/04/2015 - Gallipoli 1915 Part Two - .....Beaches and Bravery
PFS member Michael Forrest continues the Gallipoli story with focus on the land campaign, from the invasion in April 1915 to the final troop evacuation in January 1916.
The 2015 Portsdown Artillery Firing dates have now been scheduled - see PAV tab.
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The latest edition of the Society's journal - Redan No. 75 - is now being distributed to the membership. ...> read more
The Palmerston Forts Society welcomes new members, so if you have an interest in joining the Society, perhaps even firing the Victorian guns, then find out more.....
The Palmerston Forts Society was formed in 1984 and brings together enthusiasts who have an active interest in nineteenth century military fortifications and associated artillery worldwide, but particularly within Hampshire, and is focussed on the ring of forts that protected Portsmouth.
The Society is based at Fort Nelson, Fareham, in one of the Great Portsdown Forts built during the 1860ís to defend Portsdown Hill from occupation by an invading army. Had an enemy been positioned on the hill, then Portsmouth harbour and dockyard would have been vulnerable to artillery fire.
Today Fort Nelson is run by Royal Armouries as their Museum of Artillery, and has recently undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it to museum for the 21st century.