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Big Launch Day and Easter Family Fun

Easter 2014The Friends of Shoreham Fort have been working tirelessly over the last two years on projects which were funded by the Adur Pot of Gold and the Big Harbour Community Pot.

The total sums awarded in 2012 was £25,000!

With this money we have commissioned information panels and scale models.  We have had brown tourist signs installed and purchased picnic benches and park benches for use while enjoying drinks and cakes from the recently installed kitchen in Food for Fort.  Tables and benches have also been purchased to help furnish our WWII Nissen hut, which we rescued from Chidham near Chichester.

We also have an interactive touch screen PC, new flags and an alarm system too.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Councillor, was Chairman of Adur at the time of the award and she will be officially opening the Nissen Hut along with Tim Loughton, MP, who is a regular volunteer with us.

To compliment the WWII theme of the Nissen Hut we have vehicles of the time, including the Bedford Truck that starred on TV at the Fort when Sara Cox filmed ‘War Hero in my Family‘.

We have the Royal Sussex Living History Group with us in authentic uniforms; they will be displaying their extensive gun rack, giving parade ground demonstrations and inviting the children to join in with a parade ground drill routine.

We will have the air-soft range in the Eastern Caponier by the Nissen Hut, we’ve also got history hunts, egg hunts and egg decorating.

To top it off there are free egg and spoon races, sack races and colouring sheets.

If this wasn’t enough we have a raffle with the first prize being pictured above including the lovely teddy donated by Xpressions gifts and cards in Shoreham High Street.

Come and join us for what promises to be a fun filled, low cost family day out……..

Adur Pot of Gold!


After months of planning and preperation, this evening several members of the Friends of Shoreham Fort attended the presentation stage of the Adur Pot of Gold.  Gary Baines and Amanda-Jane Grimshaw made our presentation to the panel and over 100 people.

We’re delighted to report that we secured the £10,000 required to enable our trench to be a reality.

Many thanks to Andy Vincent, Tony Gilfrin, Gary Cambell-smith, Peter Briggs, Ant & Maddie Evans, for representing the Friends tonight.

A huge thank you to all that helped through out the application process :)

Recruitment drive & Secret projects

What a beautiful day it is again today!

Today at Shoreham Fort we are doing something a little special….

Our ‘secret project’ is well under way and our small team of volunteers will be carrying on the hard work they started yesterday.

We have a selection of our gun rack on display with thanks to the Royal Sussex Living History Group.

We have our tour guides on hand to give smaller, introduction tours throughout the day.

We have special guests manning a BBQ for us at lunchtime to help with a recruitment drive for volunteers.

There is plenty of jobs – some big, some small – for all you volunteers out there who want to get involved too – It won’t be on the secret project (too many cooks and all that) but you will be able to get a taste of what it is like trying to maintain and conserve a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

If you aren’t able to get involved with the physical side of things, come down and see us and show you support by buying a burger or a hot/cold drink and a piece of cake.

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We at Shoreham Fort can't do any of the work we are able to without the help and support of many people, if you would like to contribute please click the donate button below. Your donations will go towards materials and equipment to help us restore the Fort.

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