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We really hope you enjoy our website and that you come back often to follow our progress…. Our ‘irregular’ 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.

AGM Reminder and Book Launch announcement…

Shoreham Fort A Hidden History is finally here and will be launched at a special AGM introductory price, on the night of 21st February 2018.

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Trevor Povey has confirmed he will be taking us back into the past of some of the public houses in Shoreham with his presentation ‘Stars, Otters and Little Wonders’. A presentation the Friends haven’t seen before so we’re really looking forward to it and hope that you can join us too.

AGM Notice 2018

All Over by Christmas by Trevor Povey – 29th November 2017

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The Friends of Shoreham Fort welcome you to an afternoon of historical interest with local historian, Trevor Povey, to help raise funds towards the Fort’s upkeep.

This event will be held in the WWI Nissen hut, access through the double doors.

Arrive at 13:45 for a 14:00 start.

The event will be split into 2 x 45 minute sessions with a break about 14:45 – hot & cold drinks and cake available for purchase from the little tea hut, Food for Fort.

Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

Please book via the Eventbrite link or directly through the Friends of Shoreham Fort via secretary@shorehamfort.co.uk

Next events at Shoreham Fort

Heritage Crime Surgeries

Heritage Crime is on the up in Sussex and Shoreham Fort has had more than its fair share this year.

One positive to come out of all the negative is the excellent partnership we now have with Daryl Holter, Sussex Police Heritage Crime Lead.

Since September Daryl has joined us for monthly West Sussex Heritage Crime Surgeries, which he runs from the Nissen hut.

The next two dates are 9th November 11:00 ~ 15:00 and 7th December 11:00 ~ 15:00 with a presentation at 12:00 and 14:00.

Please do come along and meet Daryl and watch the presentation, it really is an eye opening about the varied ways in with our heritage is being destroyed.





Tea-light Remembrance Event

This year the site is open from 17:00 with Food for Fort being open for hot and cold refreshments.

The event will commence with Gary Baines welcoming everyone. Father Terry will then lead the proceedings and invite everyone to light a tea-light, which we provide) in remembrance of a lost loved one.

After all the tea-lights are lit we will have 2 minutes silence followed by the lighting of our Jubilee Beacon (wind direction permitting)>

This event is perfect for that time of personal reflection

We hope you can join us.


Terry May - Remembrance 2013

Donate Online

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.

The Friends of Shoreham Fort.

More then 6113 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:

Renewal of IT/presentation equipment

With a partial award for an application to Sussex Community Foundation we have been able to increase our outreach and education programme; therefore increasing word of mouth of our project and engaging the wider community in a positive and proactive manner.

A big THANK-YOU to Sussex Community Foundation for the donation!

Newly equiped classroom facility

This year we were able to purchase 40 chairs, 40 clipboards, an A Frame easel and dry marker pens to complete our classroom facility in the Nissen hut. This was all made possible by the Shoreham and Southwick Rotary who we help when we can with book donations and especially at Christmas with our very own version of Elf and Safety lol Thank you for your continued support

A big THANK-YOU to Rotary Club of Shoreham & Southwick for the donation!


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

A big THANK-YOU to Santander for the donation!

Door and window for Food for Fort

We were very fortunate to have been donated the doors to the Nissen hut and Food of Fort by Vivo Vision in Worthing. Unfortunately, with the break in, the door and window to Food for Fort is damaged and has been boarded up since September. It would be incredible if there was anyone out there who could help us with the replacement of these broken items.


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


Bid writers / Architects / Fundraisers

Hand tools

We are getting to the end of the useful life of our trowels, hand garden forks and equipment that we use for carefully weeding around the Scheduled Monument. Any small hand tools would be gratefully received. As would kneeling mats and gloves.

Barrack Block

The Dream........ We really are working on this but relying on others is a very frustrating process ;)


People are genuinely surprised when we tell them how few volunteers we have that come on site on a regular basis to help maintain and conserve the site for the enjoyment of the public. If you think you would like to get involved with this amazing project then please do get in touch or come down on one of our volunteer days. It may look like it's all hard, manual work but there really is a job for all.

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