Welcome to our website

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 a 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.

Easter Sunday

Sunday 5th April, 11AM - 4PM @ Shoreham Fort Sack Races, Egg & Spoon Races, Quizzes, Kids crafts, Egg decorating, Victorian parade drill, Firing demonstrations, Cake, Refreshments and More.

A busy year so far…

Easter Fun Day

We’re well in to planning and getting organised for our Easter Fun Day – watch this space for more information.

Research

Hilary’s been at it again, and produced another interesting essay, all about Francis Lyndhurst who started the Film Studio at the Fort. Read all about him here.

Funding

It’s hard to believe that it was three years ago that we finally were able to start taking the condemned coastguard tower down. It was built in the 70’s on top of the original 1857 fabric of the fort and the pigeons guano was about 18″ thick in all floors – yuck!!!

It cost over £36,000 to remove and was only possible as the Port Authority match funded the Pot of Gold Grant that we won.

We still need to raise the rest of the money to get the space useable so if anyone has any suggestions for funding streams then please do let us know…. Funding is one of the hardest parts of this project and as volunteers we would really appreciate anyone’s help and funding advice. Contact us…

Talks and tours

Just a few to mention in no particular order…

  • Worthing Holiday Fellowship
  • The Shoreham Society
  • Small Dole Tuesday Club
  • Seaboard Head Office Retired Group

If you know of any groups that would like a presentation or tour, the please do contact us…

The AGM

Our AGM was held on the 22nd of January.

AGM 2015

Thank you so much to Trevor for sharing his wealth of knowledge and fantastic photo collection of the mystery towers and the concrete ships.

Thank you to all of you who came and supported us – and voted us back in – sorry we couldn’t get you all in the picture!

Thank you to Gary for Sharon’s flowers and Andy’s beers.

And last but not least, thank you to Julie Searle for joining us as a trustee.

2015 has started well and we’re determined it’s going to continue.

For those who haven’t seen it, Craig has once put together an amazing video of the highlights of 2014, which you can see below.

On festivals and weekends…

It was the first of the Adur Festival 2015 meetings last night where we were invited to be part of the panel giving advice etc about running events, it was really great to see so many there.

It was also the day that the licence was granted for a festival at the airport, which will probably be the middle weekend of the Adur Festival and the same dates as ours and other community organised events on 6th and 7th June.

This year’s Adur Festival is 30th May ~ 14th June and is now in its 28th year, I believe, and will again be tying in with the Adur Arts Trail.

Will the airport festival affect the Adur Festival and our 6th annual Military History event? As a charity we really hope not, as it costs in the region of £2,500~£3,000 to run. So here’s to staying our usual positive selves in hoping that the wonderful support we have had over the past 5 years will continue and grow this year.

With the above question in mind……. Are there any ‘sensible’ suggestions as to what people would like to see at our event? We like to think we already appeal to all but we are never closed to the communities suggestions of how we can improve/alter/add to the great family friendly and fun experience we try to provide – let us know.



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The Friends of Shoreham Fort.

More then 6133 hours have been contributed... Why don't you join in? Find out more here.

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

Projector

Purchased with funding raised through a week of community fundraising in Shoreham Branch

A big THANK-YOU to Santander for the donation!

Doors for Food for Fort and Nissen Hut

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

Sponsors

We have four main events of the year, the biggest being our Military History Weekend - Sponsors of any of our events would be very welcome - please contact us at secretary@shorehamfort.co.uk

Expertise

Bid writers Architects Fundraisers

Wheel Barrows & Shovels

We are always in need of tools and our poor wheel barrows keep getting punctures....

Barrack Block

That would be really lovely........

Map of the UK, focusing on Shoreham Fort

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