Shoreham Fort

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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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MHW 2019 - Shoreham Fort's 8th 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
01 Jun 2019 at 11:00am
until 01 Jun 2019 at 4:30pm
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.

The tour is a first come first served basis as numbers are limited to 25.
When
07 Apr 2019 at 11:00am
until 07 Apr 2019 at 4:00pm
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
21 Apr 2019 at 11:00am
until 21 Apr 2019 at 4:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN435HY

Friends of Shoreham Fort - Past, Present and Future Presentation (with a little bit of official AGM too)...

Posted on behalf of Friends of Shoreham Fort
Shoreham Fort - Past , Present and Future is a fantastic presentation by Chairman, Gary Baines, which takes you through the progression of the Palmerston Forts and explains Shoreham's significance in the Victorian era as well as during WWI and WWII.

The Fort's unique and diverse history is explained which includes links to The Charge of the Light Brigade and Nicholas Lyndhurst, British Actor.

You'll be able to see how far we've come and what our plans are for the future too.

Yes we are having our AGM first but it is very brief, sticks to the bare necessities and will be over before you know it with plenty of time to get a drink before the presentation starts ;o)

Please do come and support the Friends of Shoreham Fort and show this small charity's team of dedicated volunteers that their hard work and determination, to make a better venue for the benefit of the community, is appreciated.

See you there.
When
20 Feb 2019 at 7:00pm
until 20 Feb 2019
Where
Sussex Yacht Club
85/89 Old Brighton Road
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN43 6RF

Shoreham Fort - Find Out More Day - NO TOUR TODAY

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.

*Please note that there will be no tour of the site today.

Food for Fort will be open for hot and cold drinks and possibly cake.
When
24 Feb 2019 at 11:00am
until 24 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
Where
Shoreham Fort
Forthaven
Shoreham By Sea
BN435HY

NO Find Out More Day - Shoreham Fort

The volunteers will be having a well earned rest between Christmas and New Year so they won't be on site 30th December 2018 and there will be no tour.

They'll be starting the new year on 13th January 2019 and there will be a tour at 2pm

Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

From all the Friends of Shoreham Fort 🎄🎄
When
30 Dec 2018 at 11:00am
until 30 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

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