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

New edition of British Fortifications booklet

The Palmerston Forts Society have just published a new and revised version of British Fortification in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
This 36 page booklet was first published in 2003, but now it has been updated and revised for this latest 2013 full colour edition.


This revised edition explains the development of British Fortifications, particularly those resulting from the 1859 Royal Commission and subsequent revisions of the nations defences. It is richly illustrated with:
The book sells for £6.00, however, PFS Members may obtain their copy of this latest PFS publication, at the special price of £5.00 per copy, using the following application form: