Weekend Visit to the Plymouth Forts

We now have the basics of this weekend fixed and we need to know who might be interested.  Saturday is confirmed but we are still working on details for Sunday Here are the key points:
  • Everyone has to organise their own transport and accommodation - just be at the right place at the right time.  We expect a lot of car sharing and we will try to put people in touch with each other.
  • Saturday 7th September - Starting about 1000. Forth Scraesdon, Fort Tregantle, Woodlands Fort, optional skittles, pasties (and cider!) at Woodlands Fort in the evening.
  • Sunday 8th September - Raleigh Battery, Hawkins Battery, Grenville Battery and Whitesand Bay Battery. Ending about 1530. 
  • Option to join for 7th, 8th or both.
  • Costs about £25 each day.
  • Optional visit to Crownhill Fort afternoon of 6th September.
We are organising this event with the Fortress Study Group and at this stage we need to get an idea of numbers - which will be limited of course.  
If you want to go on this trip, please mail us at:  Please tell us:
  • Saturday   yes/no
  • Sunday yes/no
  • Woodlands social on Saturday   yes/no
  • Crownhill on Friday  yes/no


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