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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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Redan 79 Availability

The 2018 issue of The Redan is now available, and will be distributed to members who attend this year's AGM on the 13th October. A general mail out to members who have renewed will commence from the 15th October.
12/10/2018


Fort Gilkicker back on the market

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."
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Pompey Pals Project - Guildhall Square, Portsmouth

Following on from the PFS evening meeting in June when a talk was given on the Pompey Pals Project (see newsletter No. 148) the Project will be holding a Service of Remembrance in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, on Saturday September 8th, starting at 10.00am through to 2.00pm. The Service will start at approximately 10.45am.
29/08/2018Read full story ...


Fort Brockhurst Open Days

Fort Brockhurst will be open to the public on the second Saturday of each month until September, the next date being the 9th June, with opening times from 1100 to 1500hrs. Refreshments are available.
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PAV Recruitment Days - 28th April & 26th May 2018

Uniformed members of the PAV will be in the 'Voice of the Guns' at Fort Nelson on Saturdays 28th April & 26th May 2017 to encourage members of the public to join the PFS and, if suitable, the PAV.
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PFS February Evening Meeting cancelled

Due to the anticipated bad weather and very low temperatures the PFS evening meeting on the 28th February is cancelled. We hope to re-schedule the talk on 'Queen Victoria's Forgotten Navy' to a date later this year.
27/02/2018


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 2018'.
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Redan No. 77 - The mail out has begun!

The PFS Committee is pleased to advise the membership that 2016 edition of The Redan is now being distributed, those to our overseas members having been just been mailed. The Redan to our UK members will be mailed on the 27th February.
24/02/2017


Visit to Fort Burgoyne - 23rd September 2017

A note for your diaries - 23rd September 2017. The PFS day outing for this year has been confirmed as Fort Burgoyne at Dover. As normal, a coach will be hired for the day, departing and returning to/from Fort Nelson. Details and timings have yet to be arranged
15/01/2017


Freshwater Redoubt For Sale

It has recently been announced that Freshwater Redoubt on the Isle of Wight is for sale at a price tag of £3,000,000.
23/11/2016Read full story ...


PFS AGM scheduled for the 15th October 2016

The PFS Annual General Meeting will be held on the 15th October 2016 at Fort Nelson, commencing at 1400hrs. All PFS members are welcome to attend.
07/07/2016


Fort Nelson talk by Nicholas Hall - 10th November 2016

Nick Hall, PFS member and formally Keeper of Artillery at Fort Nelson, will be giving at talk entitled 'Fort Nelson - Rescue of a Palmerston Folly' at 7.45pm on the 10th November 2016 at the Havant Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. The Spring is at 56 East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS, and has ample parking. The cost of a ticket is £6.00. More details can be found at the website: http://thespring.co.uk/
06/07/2016


Shoreham Fort Military History Weekend 4th & 5th June 2016

The Friends of Shoreham Fort in Sussex are staging a Military History Weekend on the 4th and 5th June 2016. The event will cover the history of the fort from Victorian times until after the Second World War with reenactors showing the soldiers who would have manned the fort. There will be members from the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers, the Sussex Regiment Living History Group, the Surrey Rifle Volunteers and the Cumberland Guard. All PFS members are invited to attend.
18/05/2016


Portsdown Artillery Volunteers 2016 Firing Dates -see PAV tab

The 2016 Portsdown Artillery Firing dates have now been scheduled - see PAV tab.
27/01/2016


Queen Victoria's Volunteer Soldiers

An article entitled 'Queen Victoria's Volunteer Soldiers' has been published in 'Discover Your History' e-magazine, written and illustrated by PFS members Michael Forrest and Duncan Williams.
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Sea Fort up for Sale

Grain Tower at the entrance to the River Medway is up for sale.
12/08/2014Read full story ...


Back copies of the Redan are available to buy

We have a number of the back issues of the Redan available for PFS members to buy.
05/12/2013Read full story ...


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.
28/08/2013Read full story ...

Meetings / Events

14/09/2019 - PFS 2019 Outing to the SS Great Britain at Bristol

The PFS Annual Outing this year will be on the 14th September to the SS Great Britain at Bristol. As with previous years the outing will begin and end at Fort Nelson, departing 0800 sharp.....
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25/09/2019 - Members' Photo Evening

PFS members are invited to share their fortification photographs with those at the meeting.

12/10/2019 - PFS Annual General Meeting

The PFS 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on the 12th October 2019 at Fort Nelson, commencing at 1400hrs. All PFS members are welcome to attend.

News

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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Redan 79 Availability

The 2018 issue of The Redan is now available, and will be distributed to members who attend this year's AGM on the 13th October. A general mail out to members who have renewed will commence from the 15th October.