Palmerston Forts Society

Aberdeen

 
Chatham & Medway
Fort Horsted www.forthorsted.co.uk

Cork

Fort Camden
Fort Westmoreland
www.spikeislandcork.ie
 
Dover

 

Dundee

Falmouth
 
Harwich
Landguard Fort
Humber
Paull Point Fort Fort
Inverness
Jersey

Elizabeth Castle www.jerseyheritage.org/places-to-visit/elizabeth-castle
La Crete Fort www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets/la-crete-fort
L’Etaquerel Fort www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets/l-etacquerel-fort-
Lewis Tower www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets/lewis-s-tower
Fort Regent www.gov.je/Leisure/Sport/Facilities/Indoor/Pages/FortRegent.aspx

 

Lough Foyle
 
Lough Swilly
 
Mersey
Milford Haven
Orkney
Hackness Battery
Plymouth

Portland
Portsmouth

Bembridge Fort

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bembridge-fort/

Bouldnor Battery (1941)

www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/see-bouldnor-copse.pdf/$FILE/see-bouldnor-copse.pdf

Fort Brockhurst

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/fort-brockhurst

Calshot Battery

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/calshot-castle

Fort Cumberland

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/fort-cumberland

Eastney Battery East

www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk

Fort Gilkicker

www.fortgilkicker.com

Golden Hill Fort

www.goldenhillfort.co.uk

Hilsea Lines

www.portsmouth.gov.uk/media/Hilsea_Lines_History_Leaflet.pdf

Horse Sand Fort

www.clarenco.com

Hurst Castle

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/hurst-castle

Lumps Fort

www.portsmouth.gov.uk/living/4534.html

Fort Nelson

www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson

New Needles Battery

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/home/item280438

Nodes Point Battery

www.park-resorts.com/holiday-parks/isle-of-wight/nodes-point

No Mans Land Fort www.clarenco.com

Old Needles Battery

www.theneedlesbattery.org.uk/

Point Battery

www.portsmouth-guide.co.uk/local/sqrntwr.htm

Fort Purbrook

www.peterashleyactivitycentres.co.uk

Sandown (Granite) Fort

www.isleofwightzoo.com/about-us.aspx

Southsea Castle Batteries

www.southseacastle.co.uk

Spitbank Fort

www.spitbankfort.com/

Fort Victoria

www.fortvictoria.co.uk

Fort Wallington

fwie.co.uk

Warden Point Battery

fortwardenheights.com

Fort Widley

www.peterashleyactivitycentres.co.uk

Yaverland Battery

http://sandownbay.com


Sussex

Littlehampton Fort

www.littlehamptonfort.co.uk

Newhaven Fort www.newhavenfort.org.uk
Shoreham Redoubt www.shorehamfort.co.uk

Thames

Coalhouse Fort www.coalhousefort.co.uk
Coalhouse QF Battery www.coalhousefort.co.uk
New Tavern Fort www.gravesham.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=960
Slough Fort
http://www.sloughfort.org.uk/
Tilbury Fort www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tilbury-fort

Tyne - Tees

Heugh Battery www.heughbattery.com
Tynemouth Castle www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/tynemouth-priory-and-castle

 

West Country

Dartmouth Old Battery www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dartmouth-castle
Fowey Battery www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/st-catherines-castle

Meetings / Events

22/04/2020 - PFS Evening Meeting Cancelled

The PFS Committee has regrettably cancelled this evening's meeting due to the current Covid-19 situation. Royal Armouries has closed Fort Nelson to the general public from the 18th March until further notice.

27/05/2020 - PFS Evening Meeting Cancelled

The PFS Committee has regrettably cancelled this evening's meeting due to the current Covid-19 situation. Royal Armouries has closed Fort Nelson to the general public from the 18th March until further notice.

24/06/2020 - The Boatyards of Forton Lake

The Boatyards of Forton Lake talk will be given by Commander Martin Marks, R.N. retired. Originally a history of The Maritime Workshop, Gosport, where Steam Pinnace 199 was refitted, has links back to the 18th century. It then expanded to cover two more boatyards no longer on the lake. Forton Lake is a tidal creek, and is home to around thirty wrecked vessels of varying type.

News

The Palmerston Forts Society and Covid-19

The PFS Committee has regrettably cancelled all PFS activities for the next three months due to the current Covid-19 situation. It is hoped that by June 2020 the situation will have improved enough so that normal services and activities can be resumed, and the membership will be kept informed accordingly. Royal Armouries has closed Fort Nelson to the general public from the 18th March until further notice.

Fort Gilkicker back on the market

The roller-coaster ride for Fort Gilkicker continues, as it's back on the market yet again.... 
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Drop Redoubt Open Weekend dates for 2020

Drop Redoubt Open Weekend dates for 2020: 30th – 31st May and 5th – 6th September. For full details: https://doverwesternheights.org

A new animation of the 100-ton gun at Fort Rinella, Malta.

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna (The Malta Heritage Trust) were involved in the creation of the animation and Mario Farrugia, who represents the trust, wrote an excellent article about the fort and gun for Redan 48 back in 1998. To see the animation click on the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyItmfUO3WA
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Merry Christmas!

The PFS Committee would like to take this festive time opportunity to wish the members of the Society a 'Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2020'.
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Hurst Castle storm damage sparks safety fears

Fears over the future of Hurst Castle have been heightened after storm damage forced the historic building’s closure at the weekend. English Heritage, which owns the scheduled monument near Milford, has shut a number exhibition rooms for the foreseeable future after large cracks appeared in the walls and ceilings.
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Redan 80 Availability

The 2019 issue of The Redan has been received from the printers, and will be distributed to members who attend this year's AGM on the 12th October. A general mail out to members who have renewed will commence from the 14th October.

PFS Membership Renewals

The new PFS membership year commenced on the 1st October, and thanks to all members who have renewed, but a reminder to those who have yet to renew that their subscription for the 2019-2020 year is now in overdue.

Peter Ashley Activity Centres: Fort Widley Heritage Evening - 4th October 2019

The Peter Ashley Activity Centre at Fort Widley will be open for a unique evening on Friday 4th October with a tour of the Secret Nuclear Bunker. The two hour guided tour begins at 6.30 pm and will include access to the Nuclear Civil Defence Bunker and a talk about the changes to civil defence since the 1950s. The cost is £15 per person and does include refreshments, including Pompey Pals Ale. To book call Lydia on 02392 321223 or email: lydia@peterashleyactivitycentres.co.uk
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Fort Cumberland Heritage Open Days

Fort Cumberland Heritage Open Days will be from Friday 13th September to Monday 16th September. Full details and tickets are available on the website: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/fort-cumberland1
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