Details to follow. Speaker: Iain Kennedy
Tommy Atkins – A generic term for the British soldier in two world wars, but the origin of the name "Tommy” has its roots in the nineteenth century. This talk by PFS member Michael Forrest describes the life of the regular British soldier on the Western Front during the First World War.
The development of Fort Gilkicker to create 26 exclusive beach-side homes has come to a halt, yet again. According to the Portsmouth News Fort Gilkicker is back on the market after the investors pull out. Developer Andrew Temperton said "...the investors from Malaysia see it as a very small scheme and don't want the hassle anymore, so are moving on to other projects. Personally I am very disappointed... My main frustrations are with problems we had with Historic England and that I'm not able to see the project through to the end."...> read more
Grain Tower at the entrance to the River Medway is up for sale. The asking price is around £500,000. This small stone tower was originally built in the 1850s for three guns, it was upgraded in 1941 to take a twin 6 pounder gun, with an ugly brick built wing.