Shoreham Fort


In this Issue:
‘Tis the season…

Annual General Meeting – 4th February 2016

Our 2016 AGM will be taking place on Thursday the 4th of February at the Sussex Yacht Club on the Brighton Road.

It'll start at 19:00, and feature an update on what we've been up to, along with a special surprise.

After the meeting (at ~19:45), Trevor Povey will also be joining us to give a talk on Bungalow Town.

Everybody is welcome to join us.

(All times are estimates, and may be changed slightly nearer the time).

Dates for next years event's

Our events in the new year will fall on the following dates:

  • AGM - 4th February (Thursday)

  • Easter Funday - March 27th (Easter Sunday)

  • Military History Weekend - Saturday 4th June and Sunday 5th June

  • Heritage Open Days - 11th September (Sunday)

  • Evening of Remembrance - 13th November (Remembrance Sunday)

If you're able to help in any way at these events, marshaling, running a stall, collecting donations, or even just coming up with ideas, then please do contact us.

Volunteers required

We're always in need of more volunteers, if you think that you can help in any way then please contact us - there is literally a job for everyone. Any necessary training is provided, as are all refreshments (plenty of tea breaks!).

Our first volunteer day of 2016 will be on Sunday the 3rd of January, and then follow every fortnight from then on. Please contact us for a full list of volunteer day dates - note they are always on a Sunday.

Coastal Revival Fund – Friday, 11th December '15


I think Santa has come early...

We, the trustees, would like to share some fantastic news. We have received notification of the successful application to the Coastal Revival Fund.

The Department of Communities and Local Government received 222 bids for the £3million Revival Fund and here's what they had to say.

"With the funding three times oversubscribed, your project demonstrated it was one of the very best."

We would like to thank Adur and Worthing Council for their fantastic support with this application for £50,000, especially Sam Sykes who has gone to pastures new.

The Friends of Shoreham Fort are looking forward to working with the council over the next few months and can't wait to get the next chapter of Shoreham Fort's story well and truly under way.

To all our supporters, please, please share this news far and wide, we want as many people as possible to share in this success.

Ho Ho Ho!

Lastly, from all of us in the Friends of Shoreham Fort, we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a fantastic New Year!


We hope you all enjoy the festivities this Christmas, and to see you all in 2016!

Want to help?

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 their donation!

  • Doors for Food for Fort and Nissen Hut

    A big THANK-YOU to Vevo Vision for their 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

  • 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........

If you're able to help, or have contact with someone who can, then please let us know


Do you recognise one of these names? Perhaps a family member or friends family?

  • S.Earthey
  • F.Charman
  • F.Jackson

Let us know - They might be connected to the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers who were based at Shoreham. Any information is greatly appreciated.


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