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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 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.

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.

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM this year will be held at the Susses Yacht Club (map) on Thursday, 22nd January at 19:00. This will give you an overview of our progress over the past year, and an insight of what’s to come in 2015.

Following the meeting, at 19:30 there will be a talk by local historian Trevor Povey. For our AGM last year Trevor gave a talk about Shoreham Port’s past. The subject of this year’s will be “Mystery Towers and Concrete Ships”, which proves to be very interesting.

As usual, everyone is welcome for talk, but if any non members wish to attend the AGM then please contact us so we have an idea of the numbers coming.

Many thanks, and we hope to see you soon.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas & a fantastic New Year from all of the Friends of Shoreham Fort. We hope that you all have a nice relaxing break with family and friends.

Thank you all for supporting us, have fun and lets hope you all made it onto Father Christmas’ nice list. It certainly has been a busy year! Not only has the Nissen hut been built, but Gary and Sharon have worked their socks off giving presentations and tours to lots of various groups – the diary is already starting to look full for 2015! In the background our website is being maintained and continuously updated by Andy; our researchers have been hard at work and special thanks goes to Hilary Greenwood for her outstanding articles about things relating to Shoreham Fort and the surrounding area. We’ve also been able to take on board Brian Drury’s research about Shoreham Camp – fascinating stuff, even more so now that we are in the centenary years for WWI.

We’d especially like to take this time to thank all of our volunteers – without them none of this would be possible. Special thanks go to Peter Briggs who created the scale model of the Fort, the model was revealed at our Easter Fun Day and it is certainly something to see. Let us also not forget Craig Searle who has put his time and effort in to creating the videos on our YouTube channel. Last, but by no means least, a massive thanks goes to those who turn up to the volunteer days in all kinds of weather to do things around the Fort from litter picking through to digging and running Food for Fort.

In the coming year we will have our regular events; Easter Fun Day will be on Sunday 5th April; Military History Weekend will be Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June; Heritage Open day will be on Sunday 13th September; and the Remembrance evening will be on Sunday 8th November. We will be back at the Fort for our regular volunteer days, starting from Sunday 4th January 2015.

Once again we’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. See you in 2015.



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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:

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........

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