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We really hope you enjoy our website and that you come back often to follow our progress…. Our regular newsletters will also ensure you don’t miss the important news and events at the Fort – sign up here!

If you’ve visited the fort then please fill out our survey. We also have one for our events, please do let us know how it was for you.

If you are part of a community group/organisation, we can come to you with our presentation or offer you a group tour, or just have a general enquiry.

Do you have any photos that you’d like to share with us? See the Photo-stream for more information.

For the small annual fee, you can become a member and find out more about Shoreham Fort’s history – one of our volunteers regularly find gems of information for us to share with you. Find out more! If you regularly volunteer at the fort we give you a years membership for free as a small token of our appreciation so come and join in the fun on our fortnightly volunteer day.

A Bikers Beacon

We are proud to be hosting this event at the Fort on the 4th August 2014:

Bikers Beacon

The 2 & 3 wheeled community of the Adur & Arun Districts will come together at the historic Shoreham fort between 2100 and 2130. Then at 2155 they will all shine their main beam headlights towards the lighthouse providing a beacon like illumination over Shoreham that will be seen from the site of the old WW1 barracks and training trenches on the South Downs. At exactly 2200 the headlights will be extinguished, as will a great many others the length and breadth of our great country. A short service will take place followed by time for reflection before extinguishing the candle at 2300 and closing the event.

All bikers, scooterists and trikers etc, are welcome to attend and participate in this unique occasion. Should anyone wish to make a donation, then there will be Royal British Legion Riders with collection buckets and there will also be a collection point at the Snack Shack. All donations received will go to the Poppy Appeal.

All motorcyclists please note access to this scheduled ancient monument is a great and rare privilege and we must respect it’s status. Therefore please only enter and leave the site through the designated access point and please follow the marshal’s instructions at all times. Finally when leaving the site please be patient, there will be the inevitable bottlenecks but its important we do not damage this ancient site and the easiest and best way to exit is to follow the instructions of the marshals. Thank you.

Timetable of the evening:

  • 20:30 – 168 No Sleep will be playing. Arun and Adur Riders will be arriving and lining up with their lights facing the downs in the direction of Shoreham Camp and the WWI training trenches
  • 21:55 – All riders headlights will be lit
  • 22:00 – All lights will be extinguished
  • 22:00 – Our Queen’s Jubilee Beacon will be lit by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, to signify the lone candle. The Exhortation will be read. In Flanders Field will be read. There will be a blessing of HM Armed forces – past, present and future by Rev’d Terry Strattford who will then ask everyone to join in the Lord’s Prayer. There will be a single shot fired for the start of the Last Post followed by a two minutes silence. The Reveille / Stand too will take us out of the silence. The Kohimah Epitaph will be read. There is then time for reflection with the internationally renowned concert guitarist Richard Durrant playing
  • 22:50 – Rev’d Terry Stratford will give a closing address
  • 23:00 – The Queen’s Jubilee beacon will be extinguished and the headlights re-lit

Website Updates

We’ve recently added a few changes to our website, and added a couple of new pages to look at:

Newspaper Archives

With thanks to Hilary, and a few others, we’ve now got a collection of newspaper archives, from ranging from modern day, all the way back to when the fort was in it’s planning stages. The historic articles can only be seen by members, so remember to log-in before you take a look —Visit the archives…

Our Work

Thanks to Colin Godfrey from the Subterranean History website for letting us use his pictures – you can now take a step back to 2009, and see the work that has been done in the last 5 years.—Step back…


It’s now possible to search the website – simply click the magnifying glass towards the top-right of the screen.—Find out more…


You can now leave a comment via Facebook on any news post.—Let us know what you think…

On Your Doorstep

Gary and Sharon have been working really closely with Adur and Worthing council on a new ‘On Your Doorstep’ campaign and it is nearing its launch……..

On your doorstep

“The vision of the campaign seeks to engage, enthuse and entice the people of Adur and Worthing to build a sense of pride and passion about their place, enabling them to increase the number of visits and spend locally”

In a nutshell, we want to encourage local people to visit local businesses and attractions – things that are on their doorstep…..

If you are in the Adur and Worthing area and want to raise the profile of your business with local people; share and learn through the experience of others; automatically get free inclusion in all marketing materials for the campaign and be able to network with other local business through events and the LinkedIn group then email tourism@adur-worthing.gov.uk

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We're always in need of equipment, tools, and items at the fort... here's a few things on our wish list:

Doors for Food for Fort

A big THANK-YOU to Vevo Vision for the donation!

Doors for the Nissen Hut

A big THANK-YOU to Vevo Vision for the donation!

Projector Screen
Wheel Barrows
Calor Gas Heater

A big THANK-YOU to Stephen Jennings for the donation!

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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