On Sunday 19th August, we once again held our fortnightly volunteer day, with tours. Normally we would only do 2 tours (at 1pm and 3pm), but since the weather was so nice, we stayed late, and Pete & Clare ran a special 3rd tour. The day was enjoyed by all, especially as we managed to have a barbecue and a couple of beers after a day of working in the beautiful British summer.
Whilst the tours were being run, we continued to uncover the guard room (adjacent to the original entrance hall). This is a fairly huge task, whilst the room is about the same area as the barrack store, there is about a foot of earth and in-fill above the floor. During the excavation, we found a water pipe that looks like it was added as part of the modifications made to the fort during World War II. Also uncovered was an entrance to the next-door cell (which would’ve most likely been used to keep soldiers who were being disciplined).
Please do check out our progress for the day, in the gallery 19th August 2012
Dates for your diary
On the 1st & 2nd of September, we will be holding a stall at Shoreham Airshow, so please if you are in the area, come along and say hello, with the added bonus of being able to watch the amazing action at the airport!
Also on the 2nd of September, we will be having a volunteer day (with the free tours as per usual) – This will be at the usual time of 11am till 5pm, with the tours at 1pm and 3pm.
Our events are usually organised on Facebook, but will also be listed here, in the top-left of the website. You can check out the Facebook events page for more information.