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 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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Latest News

Isle of Wight Forts Walk - Thursday 8 May 2014


The Society has received a message from the Isle of Wight Council which is reproduced below which may appeal to PFS members both on the island and elsewhere. If you are interested in the Fort Walk on the 8th May 2014, please contact Trevor Price directly:

Hello - For those [PFS] members here on the Isle of Wight, or who wish to travel over to the Island; they might like to combine a geological walk from Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight (Sandown Bay) up past the sites of a number of fortifications above Yaverland and Culver Cliff finally finishing with a guided tour of the Palmerston Fort on Culver Down. The National Trust are beginning the restoration of Bembridge Fort so it is an opportunity to see a Fort as it is being restored. Details below or contact me.




Best wishes, Trevor Price


Trevor Price, BSc(Hons) MSc FGS MCQI | Community Learning Officer | Dinosaur Isle Museum -
Isle of Wight Council | Culver Parade | Sandown | Isle of Wight PO36 8QA
Tel: (01983) 404344 | Fax: (01983) 407502 |
trevor.price@iow.gov.uk | Web: www.dinosaurisle.com