Shoreham Fort


In this Issue:
January Newsletter

Happy New Year

First of all a huge Happy new Year to you all. We hope that you've enjoyed the holidays, and are looking forward to a fun filled 2017...

First volunteer day of the year – Sunday, 15th January '17

Our first volunteer day of 2017 will be on Sunday the 15th of January, and then follow every fortnight from then on. Please check the website for a full list of volunteer day dates - note they are always on a Sunday.

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

Annual General Meeting – Thursday, 9th February '17

Our 2017 AGM will be taking place on Thursday the 9th 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.

After the meeting (at ~19:45), Trevor Povey will also be joining us to give a talk on "Local pioneers of the moving image".

Everybody is welcome to join us.

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

Dates for your diary

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

  • AGM - 9th February (Thursday)
  • Easter Funday - April 16th (Easter Sunday)
  • Military History Weekend - Saturday 3th June and Sunday 4th June
  • Heritage Open Days - 10th September (Sunday)
  • Evening of Remembrance - 12th November (Remembrance Sunday)
If you're able to help in any way at these events, marshalling, running a stall, collecting donations, or even just coming up with ideas, then please do contact us.

As always, all our events and volunteer days are on the website.

Join us...

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

  • Expertise

    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.

  • Barrack Block

    That would be really lovely........ We are working on it ;)

  • My Cloud Mirror Drive

    Purchased with thanks to 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 their donation!

  • 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 their donation!

  • Volunteers

    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.

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?

  • W.H.Turner
  • Art.Arnell
  • F.Duffield

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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