Palmerston Forts Society


The picture galleries have been split into a number of sub-galleries:

  1. Pictures showing society events, visits and meetings, these include some older PAV events.
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  2. Pictures from the 2012 season of Portsdown Artillery Volunteer events.
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  3. Pictures of various Victorian Fortifications, submitted by the members.
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  4. Pictures from the 2013 season of Portsdown Artillery Volunteer events.
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For members additional picture galleries can be viewed from the members pages of the web site, these galleries include:

  • Historic Pictures
    Some of the Societies collection of original photographs and prints of Victorian Forts, Guns and Gunners have been scanned and uploaded to the web site to enable remote members to access these pictures without visiting the PFS archive room at Fort Nelson.
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Meetings / Events

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.

23/10/2019 - The History of Winchester - Bishops, Buildings and Bones

Another fascinating talk from local historian Andrew Negus, this time on the history of Winchester.
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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:
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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:
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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.