Shoreham Fort

A member of the Adur and Worthing communities

About Shoreham Fort

Conservation, maintenance and restoration of Shoreham Fort, a scheduled ancient monument built in 1857 as a prototype to the Palmerston Forts. Education of the historical importance of this unique site through guided tours, presentations and reenactment displays which bring history to life.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

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NO Find Out More Day - Shoreham Fort

Due to prior commitments please note that there will be no volunteers on site and no tour 2nd December 2018.

The volunteers will be back on site 16th December 2018 with a tour at 2pm and then starting the new year 13th January 2019.
When
02 Dec 2018 at 11:00am
until 02 Dec 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham By Sea
BN435HY

Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute

Posted on behalf of Shoreham Fort & Marlipins Museum
This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and we are very privileged to have our annual beacon lighting event registered with the national campaign 'Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute'.

We are working with the Marlipins Museum who have contacted all the properties associated with a WWI soldier on the War Memorial in Shoreham and the residents/owners of those properties have been invited to take part in the event to represent their soldier.

As part of a national event we are governed by set timings so the event will start slightly later this year. We ask that people arrive by 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start. The beacon MUST be lit at 7:00pm on the dot and will be lit by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Caroline Nicholls, DL.

This commemoration marks the day that the hope of peace became a step closer to reality and as part of the national campaign church bells will be ringing out the peace across the country too. This will be 7:05pm and St Mary's have confirmed that they will be doing a 1/4 peel which is 45 minutes.

Although we are focusing on the Armistice we are still inviting the community to light a tea-light candle for anyone they wish to remember.

Our event is a time of personal reflection and we hope that you can all join us in not only remembering those brave souls who gave their all for us but also lost loved ones who are still greatly missed.
When
11 Nov 2018 at 5:45pm
until 11 Nov 2018 at 7:30pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham By Sea
BN435HY

Shoreham Fort - Find Out More Day with Sussex Police Heritage Crime Advisor

Daryl Holter, Sussex Police Heritage Crime Advisor, will be with us once again to discuss all things heritage crime. Daryl will be on site from 11:00~2:00 and will be sharing hints and tips on how we can all help combat heritage crime, by being our heritage's eyes and ears...

If that wasn't exciting enough you can come and find out more about our unique and diverse history the includes links to the Charge of the Light Brigade and Nicholas Lyndhurst, British actor.

You can also find out how you can help the other volunteers with the project both on and off site.

Guided tour will be at 14:00 and hot and cold drinks will be available from Food For Fort, where you also get your wristbands for the tour.

*Please Note: The council car park is out of action still so please be considerate when parking in the neighbouring roads.
When
26 Aug 2018 at 11:00am
until 26 Aug 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham By Sea
BN435HY

MHW 2018 - Shoreham Fort's 7th Annual Military History Weekend

Join us for our big annual event, where we bring Shoreham Fort to life on the first complete weekend of June.

We will take you through from the Victorian era, when the fort was first built, right through to WWII.

A fun experience for all the family :)

11am - 4.30pm.

Kids’ parade – military vehicles – cannon firing – mini-airsoft range – living history displays – kids’ activities – BBQ – cakes and refreshments – and more!
When
02 Jun 2018 at 11:00am
until 02 Jun 2018 at 4:30pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN435HY

Easter Sunday Funday

Come and join the Friends of Shoreham Fort for their annual Easter Sunday Funday.

Free entry with pocket money activities, refreshments and games :)
When
01 Apr 2018 at 11:00am
until 01 Apr 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN435HY

Shoreham Fort - Find Out More Day

Come and find out more about our unique and diverse history the includes links to the Charge of the Light Brigade and Nicholas Lyndhurst, British actor.

You can also find out how you can help the other volunteers with the project both on and off site.

Guided tour will be at 14:00 and hot and cold drinks will be available from Food For Fort, where you also get your wristbands for the tour.
When
06 May 2018 at 11:00am
until 06 May 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham By Sea
BN435HY

Sussex Police Heritage Crime Surgery

Posted on behalf of Sussex Police / Friends of Shoreham Fort
Sadly heritage crime in on the up in Sussex but we are very fortunate to have Daryl Holter from Sussex Police taking the lead on heritage crime.

Daryl is using Shoreham Fort as a base to engage with the community and heritage locations in the coounty.

These monthly drop in sessions are a vital part of networking, which is key when trying to combat crime against our local heritage.

Please feel free to pop along at any time during the day to ask Daryl a question and take advantage of his free presentations at 12:00 and 14:00.
When
30 Apr 2018 at 11:00am
until 30 Apr 2018 at 3:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN435HY

All over by Christmas - Trevor Povey SOLD OUT

The Friends of Shoreham Fort welcome you to an afternoon of historical interest with local historian, Trevor Povey, to help raise funds towards the Fort's upkeep.

This event will be held in the WWI Nissen hut, access through the double doors.

Arrive at 13:45 for a 14:00 start.

The event will be split into 2 x 45 minute sessions with a break about 14:45 - hot & cold drinks and cake available for purchase from the little tea hut, Food for Fort.

Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

Please book via the Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trevor-povey-all-over-by-christmas-tickets-39713860225 or directly through the Friends of Shoreham Fort via secretary@shorehamfort.co.uk
When
29 Nov 2017 at 1:45pm
until 29 Nov 2017 at 4:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN435HY

Remembrance Evening at Shoreham Fort

Posted on behalf of Friends of Shoreham Fort
The Friends of Shoreham Fort's annual Remembrance Evening event is for anyone to come and light a tea light candle in remembrance of a loved on they have lost through old age, illness or war.

Once all the tea light candles have been lit we then ignite our Jubilee beacon and take time for personal reflection of those who have passed.
When
12 Nov 2017 at 5:30pm
until 12 Nov 2017
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN435HY