Palmerston Forts Society
ADEN
Forts Ras Morbut and Ras Tarshayne, Upper El Aineh Battery, Seera Battery, Telegraph Bay Battery
No web site found for these Victorian forts & batteries - they may or may not still exist.
ASCENSION ISLAND
Fort Bedford, Fort Hayes, Fort Thornton

 AUSTRALIA

Bare Island Fort (NSW) www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkVenues.aspx?venue=20080707300010025
Ben Buckler Battery (NSW) www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_01_2.cfm?itemid=5056455
Bradleys Head (NSW) www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkCultExplore.aspx?id=N0039#MilitaryrelicsatBradleysHead
Flagstaff Hill Fort (NSW) www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_01_2.cfm?itemid=2700124
Georges Head Battery (NSW) www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkCultExplore.aspx?id=N0039#GeorgesHeadmilitaryrelics
Henry Head Battery (NSW) www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkWalking.aspx?id=N0066#HenryHeadTrack
Middle Head Fort (NSW) www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkLookouts.aspx?id=N0039#MiddleHead
North Fort (NSW) www.collectionsaustralia.net/org/102/about
Fort Scratchley (NSW) fortscratchley.org
Shark Point Battery (NSW) www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkAccommodation.aspx?id=N0039#SteelePointCottage
Signal Hill Battery (NSW) www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library/local_history/local_history_fast_facts/s
Smiths Hill Fort (NSW) wollongongfort.org.au
Fort Lytton (Queensland) www.fortlytton.net.au
Fort Glanville (SA) www.fortglanville.com.au
Mulgrave Battery, Prince of Wales Battery, Prince Albert Battery (Tas) www.hobartcity.com.au/Recreation/Parks_and_Gardens
Queens Battery (Tas) www.hobartcity.com.au/Recreation/Bushland/Queens_Domain
Alexandra Battery (Tas) www.hobartcity.com.au/Recreation/Parks_and_Gardens
Kangaroo Bluff Battery (Tas) www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2665
Fort Nepean, Fort Pearce (Victoria) www.melbourne.com.au/point-nepean-national-park.htm
Fort Queenscliff (Victoria) www.fortqueenscliff.com.au
South Channel Fort (Victoria) parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/point-nepean-national-park/things-to-do/south-channel-fort
Princess Royal Fortress (WA) www.albany.wa.gov.au/facilities/princess-royal-fortress

 BARBADOS

St. Anns Fort and Garrison Savannah
http://www.barbadosgarrison.org/index.html
BERMUDA
CANADA
Macaulay Point Battery (Esquimalt) www.esquimalt.ca/parksRecreation/parks/parkDescriptions.aspx
Fort Rodd Hill (Esquimalt) fortroddhill.com
Halifax Citadel www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ns/halifax/index.aspx
Fort McNab, Ives Point Battery (Halifax) www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/mcnab/index.aspx www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/mcnabs.asp
York Redoubt, Connaught Battery (Halifax) www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ns/york/index.aspx
Fort Frederick (Kingston) www.rmc.ca/cam/mus/history-histoire-eng.asp
Fort Henry (Kingston) www.forthenry.com
Prince Edward Battery (Prince Edward Island) www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=5379
Quebec Citadel www.lacitadelle.qc.ca/en.html
Lévis Fort Number 1 (Quebec) www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/levis/natcul/natcul4.aspx
Signal Hill Batteries (St. John’s Newfoundland) www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/nl/signalhill/natcul/histor.aspx
Gazetteer www.northamericanforts.com/Canada/canada.html
CEYLON - SRI LANKA
COLOMBO - Klippenburg Battery, Galle Faec Battery, Guard Battery, Enkhuysen Battery & Battenburg Battery No web site found for these Victorian batteries - they may or may not still exist
TRINCOMALEE - Fort Frederick, Fort Ostenberg, Wellesey Batery (Great Sober Island), Flagstaff Battery & Regent's Battery http://www.navy.lk/en/museum.html
GIBRALTAR
HONG KONG
 INDIA & PAKISTAN
BOMBAY - Batteries at Oyster Rock, Middle Ground, Malabar Point, Cross Island, Butcher's Island and Colaba Point No web site found for these Victorian forts & batteries - they may or may not still exist
CALCUTTA - Victorian defences did exist here - they may or may not still exist
KARACHI - Manera Fort, No web site found for these Victorian fort - it may or may not still exist
MADRAS - Fort St George & Beach Batteries No web site found for these Victorian forts & batteries - they may or may not still exist
 
JAMAICA
KINGSTON & PORT ROYAL
Victorian defences existed here together with a locally raised company of Artillery Volunteers. Whether batteries still exists?
 
KENYA
MOMBASA ISLAND Victorian defences existed here. Whether batteries still exists?
MALTA

 MAURITIUS

Port Louis - Fort George, Albert Battery, Fort William travelingluck.com/Africa/Mauritius/Port+Louis/_934491_Fort+George.html#local_map

NEW ZEALAND
North Head Batteries (Auckland) www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/auckland/central-and-south-auckland/north-head-historic-reserve
Fort Takapuna (Auckland) www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/auckland/central-and-south-auckland/fort-takapuna-historic-reserve
Fort Victoria (Auckland) www.devonportdirectory.co.nz/heritage.htm#victoria
Fort Taiaroa (Port Chalmers) www.albatross.org.nz
Harrington Point Battery (Port Chalmers) nzrifle.com/ml_harrington_point.htm
Battery Point Battery (Lyttelton) www.nzrifle.com/ml_battery_point.htm
Fort Jervois (Lyttelton) www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/canterbury/christchurch-and-banks-peninsula/fort-jervois-ripapa-island
Fort Balance (Wellington) www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=5074
Fort Buckley (Wellington) www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=7544
Halswell Battery (Wellington) www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=222
Garden Battery (Wellington) friendswbg.org.nz/downhill9.htm
Kau Point Battery (Wellington) www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=7542
Gazetteer https://sites.google.com/site/nzcoastaldefences/home
St. HELENA
 
St. LUCIA
Castries Batteries - Vigie, La Toc and Morne guidetostlucia.com/castries-st-lucia
 
SIERRA LEONE
FREETOWN - Fort Thornton Hill Victorian defences existed here together with a locally raised company of Artillery Volunteers. Whether batteries still exists?
 
SINGAPORE
 
SOUTH AFRICA
Middle North Battery (Simonstown) http://www.simonstown.org/9%20inch%20rml.html
Fort Wynyard (Cape Town) https://www.facebook.com/Fort.Wynyard/


Meetings / Events

27/07/2022 - PFS Evening visit to Fort Blockhouse

The evening visit to Fort Blockhouse is currently over-subscribed, but if any member wishes to go on to the reserve list then see Newsletter 165, Spring 2022, for details.

10/09/2022 - PFS 2022 Outing to the Chatham forts Horsted and Luton

The PFS Committee is pleased to announce that the 2022 Annual Outing to the Chatham forts Horsted and Luton that was cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation, is now back on the calendar for 2022! Please see newsletter 165, Spring 2022, for details
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15/10/2022 - PFS Annual General Meeting 2022

The PFS will hold the 2022 AGM on Saturday 15th October at 14.00hrs. The meeting will take place at Fort Nelson, as has been the venue in the past,  but will also be virtual by Zoom (as last year) to give members who are unable to attend the opportunity to do so. The meeting will be held with Royal Armouries' approval and in accordance with whatever safety requirements they determine. All PFS members are invited to attend.

News

Fortifications Events Calendar

New fortifications events calendar available. This covers events at many Victorian Fortifications across the UK. Click on "Information" then "Fortifications Events".
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PFS Meetings at Fort Nelson 2022

The PFS  will soon be issuing details of the PFS meetings at Fort Nelson.
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Merry Christmas!

The PFS Committee would like to take this festive time to wish the members of the Society a 'Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2022'.

Horse Sand Fort sold for £715,000

The BBC website has just announced the following.... 'A derelict sea fort built to deter a French invasion in the 19th Century has been sold for £715,000.
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Palmerston Forts Society Members' Survey

In February and March this year, we surveyed the PFS membership on the subject of the PFS website...
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PFS New Publication - 'The Portsmouth Artillery Volunteers 1797 - 1908'

The PFS has just launched a new publication - 'The Portsmouth Artillery Volunteers 1797-1908' .
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Latest news concerning Fort Gilkicker

On Wednesday 5th May, four members of the Palmerston Forts Society meet with two directors of the development company that has bought Fort Gilkicker and their architect.  We were invited to the meeting after approaching the developers with a request for clarification of their plans for the fort.
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English Heritage Statement on Hurst Castle

EH have issued a statement on their web site concerning the collapse of part of the castle and the work currently being carried out.
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Fort Nelson reopens on 12th April

Fort Nelson will be open from 12 April 2021.
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Fort Gilkicker - interesting news (perhaps)

Interesting news about FORT GILKICKER (perhaps)  
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PFS Official Statement regarding Hurst Castle

At this morning's PFS Committee, the catastrophe that had struck the East Wing Battery of Hurst Castle was discussed. The committee felt it appropriate that an official public statement should be made.
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Hurst Castle Front Seaward-Facing Wall Collapse

Terrible news form Hurst Castle as the front seaward-facing wall collapses due to coastal erosion. A report from the BBC news website follows....
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Exciting news about Eastney Fort East

Earlier this week, a delegation from the Palmerston Forts Society met with the new owners of the site of the former Royal Marines Museum which includes the battery. The owners plan to develop the site into Portsmouth's first five star hotel. We were invited to discuss options for the future of the battery site.
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Amazon Smile

The PFS have registered with Amazon Smile. If you use Amazon why not use Amazon Smile instead, there is no difference to you as the customer, but for every £1 you spend, those nice folk at Amazon will give the PFS a ha'penny!
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